Alabama to Louisiana via Mississippi

When we woke up today we took a walk from the hotel to a place we were recommended for breakfast. Bob’s Downtown Restaurant had nice breakfast and was busy so I guess it is popular.

We then left the hotel and Alabama and drove to New Orleans in Louisiana but went through a part of the state Mississippi. As we were early and wouldn’t get our hotel we decided to see outside of New Orleans and where all the boats enter the Mississippi River.

Once we could get to the hotel we checked in, parked the car, dropped the bags in the room and headed out. Our hotel is a small downtown hotel just outside the French Quarter. We walked over to the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. Even if it was only afternoon it was busy and a lot of people who were already tipsy.

As spring break has started we thought that’s was going to be a lot of young people but it’s a mix of all ages. 32 years ago Peter spent a few evenings at Pat O’Brians drinking hurricanes and he wanted to go back. I’m glad I declined the drink because I did not like it.

Sadly it was a bit rainy once we left the hotel and it rained a little during the time we were walking. Once we left Pat O’Brians we walked over to Toulouse Street to take a boat tour.

We had booked a boat tour with dinner down Mississippi River. The food was really nice and tasty – Bayou Seafood pasta and jambalaya was really nice.

When we we’re done with dinner we took a walk around the ship and ended up on the top floor where the jazz band was playing.

We walked through the French Quarter going back to the hotel and ran into a wedding party. Really nice!