This morning we had reservations for a Sunday Jazz “brunch” buffet (actually breakfast because our reservations were so early) at a place in the Quarter called The Court of Two Sisters. It is a pretty popular place and, with the crowds in town, the only reservations we could get were 9:00 AM. It was a short walk to the Quarter, but enough to get our appetites up, so we really enjoyed the food. Lots of Cajun and seafood dishes.
After breakfast, we wandered down to Jackson Square. We had planned on going through a couple of the museums, but they were closed because of the 4th, so we just had a good long walk beside the river and then rode the cable car back to Jackson Square. During the couple of hours we were walking around, it rained on us twice, so we decided to just go back to the camper instead of doing any more exploring in the rain. It seems at this time of year in New Orleans it is either getting ready to rain, has just rained, or is raining right now!! We had hoped to be able to play golf here (City Park has a great course), but it is WAAYY too wet! There is standing water everywhere!
On the way back to the camper, Betty just had to stop and get another praline, plus a bowl of gumbo at her favorite gumbo restaurant. WOW, the food in New Orleans is so good!
A couple of days ago, we had decided to go ahead and leave New Orleans on the 4th instead of waiting until the 5th like we were scheduled. It is a short (1 ½ hour), drive to Biloxi, so we knew we would have most of the day in New Orleans, and still be able to make it to Biloxi before dark. Also, by going on the 4th, we would avoid the traffic that would be expected on the 5th and Kevin would not have to drive on his birthday, which is the 5th.
So, after resting at the camper for a while and waiting on the rain to let up, we went on and drove to Biloxi, arriving around 5:00 PM.