Friday, January 29, 2016

New Orleans Trip- Day 4

December 24, 2015

Day four found us down at Jackson Square after breakfast in the hotel. Unfortunately, because is was Christmas Eve, St. Louis Cathedral was closed to tours so we could only observe it from the outside.
 It's a foggy morning in New Orleans!
 A local artist had hung up his art on the fence of Jackson Square. We stopped to admire his charcoal drawings of New Orleans and ended up buying from him. Artist Rafael R. normally charged $20 for 2 8x10 prints but since we were his first customers of the day he gave us 3 pieces for $20. He also asked to have a picture with us. Of course, we were game.
 Clark and Briana posed on the same street that their art piece depicts. Cute, huh?
As we made our way around the area we came upon "The Second Hand Street Band"setting up to play. They were so fun! They played funky jazz, exactly what you would expect in New Orleans.
 The kids listened on the street corner.
 As we were heading back to the car, we came across a group of historical actors. They roam around in costume telling the stories of their characters to teach visitors about New Orleans history. We heard an unusual story from the photographer standing between Dane and Mason. His story was unusual because his primary job was to photograph the newly deceased. Very interesting!
We also had our of first sighting of St. Nick/Santa while in New Orleans.
 It was time to get back on the road. As we drove across the Pontchartrain River, I snapped this last photo that I am calling, "Then One Foggy Christmas Eve." Because it was!
 We had many adventures in New Orleans. It was a fun family trip.

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