Stop #26 – NOLA

We made it to New Orleans!  Bring on the gumbo!  And jambalaya!  And muffaletta!  And… mosquitoes.

UGH yes, unfortunately the campground we stayed in was literally a swamp.



But oh man, we totally ate our way through this city!  Our top picks were Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop and the world famous (for good reason) Central Grocery and Deli.

There was also a ton of history to explore.

Exploring the French Quarter

Imagine me FREAKING OUT while in Jackson Square, where they made the Louisiana Purchase – kids not nearly as amused

Ellie having a poem written by a street vendor

What the heck?!

We spent a lot of time just wandering around, looking at the architecture, and watching the ships come in.

We played tourist too and bought masks.  Well the kids did.  The one I wanted was larger than our microwave, in feathers alone.  Where would I put it?!  But I’m still fantasizing about wearing it to a party.  You know, a Fat Tuesday party.  Because I go to those all the time.



3 comments on Stop #26 – NOLA

  1. Stephen Frey says:

    Hi adventurous vikings. Your kids will never forget this trip and neither will you. I have a questions, and only if it is possible. Would it be in the realm of possibility to give a line map of where you started and the route you took to get to where you are now all lined out?

    1. Jen Martin says:

      Hey Steve! Yes!! I will work on it and then add it as a page! We have one hanging up in our bus on the wall, but I’ve wanted to get one up on here too!

  2. Steve Frey says:

    Thanks, Jen.

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