I did feel a little bit guilty as I had a leisurely morning at the hotel before a trip to Cafe du Monde for beignets. Just a little. As my friend Susie commented, it may be wise for us to plan a trip every fall on leaf-raking day. :) Thanks, guys! You are awesome!
The beignets were wonderful, by the way, and just one of my favorite treats in New Orleans.
There was a special shopping event called 'Shop Away in the Vieux Carre' to celebrate the lighting of the Christmas tree, which would take place that evening.
Or maybe this, to hang on your wall? (No thank you, by the way.)
We made our way to Pirates' Alley,
As it got closer to dusk, we went back to Jackson Square to wait for the tree-lighting.
There are even more colorful characters in the Quarter after dark.Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop.
We met some young Boilermakers, shared a few drinks, discovered some mutual friends and acquaintances, and impressed them with
our my Drew Brees trivia knowledge. :)
Oh, and beware of strong hurricanes in NOLA.
Tomorrow, I'll share a few photos from game day, but tonight I'm getting ready to cheer for my team on Thursday night football. Who Dat!