New Orleans, Louisiana – Day 3

We had enjoyed our breakfast the day before at Cafe Fleur-de-lis so much we decided to go back again. After breakky we got caught in a brief thunderstorm so we hopped from shop front to shop front dodging the rain until we reached the Quarter Stitch which is the cutest little craft store. I got myself a cross stitch kit of tasty New Orleans foods.

We then visited the Presbytere which had a Hurricane Katrina and Mardi Gras exhibit which was very interesting and informative. For lunch we went to the Central Grocery for an authentic Muffaletta sandwich, which was an experience! I personally found the olive salad to be a little overwhelming for my palate, but definitely full of taste. Since leaving New Orleans we have sadly learned the store is closed due to impacts from Hurricane Ida.

After lunch we toured the 1850 house and then stopped at the infamous Arcadian Books, which has the most amount of books in one space I had ever seen! I was so worried I was going to knock a pile tumbling.

We then wandered down Royal Street looking at the gorgeous architecture and watched people go by in Jackson Square. We couldn’t pass up getting another order of beignets from Cafe Du Monde and we walked over to the riverfront to see the Mississippi River.

In the evening we went to Pat O’Briens and relaxed in the courtyard before getting some pizza by the slice for dinner and relaxing in our hotel courtyard.

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