New Orleans Day 3 1/29/16
Still here with my mother, father, and brother 🙂
- Today my day started at the Old Coffee Pot. We then went to some shops in the French Quarter. When we were done shopping, my mom and I went to the Voodoo Museum while my dad and brother stayed at the hotel throwing beads off our hotel balcony to people on the street. The voodoo museum was super cool. I saw a wishing stump in own of the rooms. You write a wish and make an offering, put it in the stump, and knock nine times. I made a wish. In the museum there were so many alters. There was also a section of all voodoo dolls, that showed how to make voodoo dolls. When we were done in the voodoo museum we went to Marie Laveau’s Voodoo shop and I bought the pendent called Endless Light, which was beautiful. I also bought a coconut ring that means prosperity and good luck. When we got back to the hotel I joined my brother and dad throwing beads off the balcony to people who wanted them. From our balcony, we also watched a parade of the Krewe of Cork. It was so cool. They had hats, dresses, necklaces made out of wine corks. There was a lot of music. After the parade, we threw more beads. We actually ran out of beads! My dad went to the store to buy more, and once we used up that package it was time to see more parades. We saw the Krewe of Oshun, who is a Voodoo goddess. The floats were amazing, and the people on them threw beads and toys. We even caught a coconut! We had so much stuff, my mom needed a bag and our neck hurt from all of the beads. That parade ended at like 9:30 so decided we would not wait for the next one because we were hungry. We went back to the hotel and ate dinner.
We had so much fun!
The Mississippi River
Beignets at Cafe du Monde
A tree with beads in Jackson Square
New Orleans. Day 2. 1/28/16
With my Mom,Dad,and Brother.
This morning was very fun. When I woke up we got ready and went to Cafe Du Monde.The only thing the make are beignets and drinks. I ordered some beignets and hot cocoa. The beignets were really good… There was so much powdered sugar on top of them I expected the cafe to be filled with powder suger… Well, I mean I expected a ton of powdered sugar on the floor, but there was none probably because it was in-between rushes. After we went to eat we went and saw the Mississippi river. It was super beautiful …and big! I thought it was super cool. Next we walked down to a bead shop, and today we actually bought 3 masks and some beads.
Then we took the St. Charles trolley down to the Louisiana Children’s Museum… The trolley was so cool, it ran on electric tracks. We went to this fancy restaurant first where I had a delicious chicken sandwich. At the museum it was super fun… They had so many exhibits! First when we got there we saw this car machine where you “drive” and then when the stop sign goes you need to press the stop pedal as fast as you could. There were science experiments, an old pretend cabin, a pretens restaurant, and eye doctor. We played there for a while. The foods in the play restauranr looked so real! Then we walked back through the Arts and Warehouse district, which was a cool neighborhood of converted warehouses.. You could see the original sign faded on one of the buildings …it said Fruit Flavoring Company. I wondered how old it was.
When we got back we were so tired we ordered pizza to our room from the restaurant downstairs.
That’s all we have done today. I can’t wait until tomorrow.