We couldn’t leave New Orleans without a visit to the French Quarter, so we hopped on the Algiers Ferry ($1 for Sr. Citizens) and took a 6 minute trip across the Mississippi.
We opted for a 2 hour walking tour with the historical society, but for me, it was too much information. I bailed after an hour to do some walking on my own, and met up with Russ when the tour was over.
Because New Orleans is practically a floating city (our guide told us it has more canals than Venice, but they’re all underground), burials are done above ground. We walked up to Saint Louis Cemetery to pay our respects, but found out it would cost $20 each if we went to Saint Louis Cemetery #1 (the oldest and most famous, dating back to 1789). We opted for Saint Louis Cemetery #2 a few blocks away, dating to the 1820’s and free.
For those of you who missed Mardi Gras, we stumbled across a storage lot on our way to the library. Let the good times roll!