New Orleans (March 2002)
I've been to Louisiana on three trips:
Jazz Band Trip to New Orleans in 1993
The second annual Jazz Band trip that I went on in high school was to New Orleans. This seemed like a logical choice for a Jazz Band! We performed on an outdoor stage on the banks of the Mississippi River, which was a pretty neat experience! We also toured parts of New Orleans (staying mostly away from Bourbon Street, although we did manage to see some parts of it despite their best efforts). We had beignets at Cafe du Monde and listened to jazz music at Preservation Hall. We took a riverboat ride on the Natchez where we checked out suspension bridges. We had alligator on a stick in the Riverwalk area and went to the aquarium.
Bridge Trip to New Orleans in 1995
Our family went on another vacation centered around a Summer NABC event. Once again, Kristin and I were able to see our old caddy friends from other trips. As usual for the bridge trips, we did some family sightseeing together including the voodoo museum. Kristin and I hung out with other kids our age and made some cash caddying for the tournament.
Girls Trip with Audrey to New Orleans in 2002
Audrey and I decided to take a fun trip with just the two of us to New Orleans in 2002. We had a great time on our trip touring the French Quarter and Garden District. We did a cemetary and walking tour of the Garden District after a Jazz Brunch. We chose to have a nice dinner at Tujague's (pronounced "Two Jacks"), and I later learned that this had been my grandfather's favorite restaurant in New Orleans. We visited Kerry's Irish Pub where we each had a drink. We played a few slot machines in Harrah's and had pastries at Cafe du Monde. We also did quite a bit of bar hopping and spent most of our nightlife time at Cat's Meow dancing, singing, and watching karaoke.