New Orleans Fun

We had to go to New Orleans to take my niece to the airport and decided since she was leaving first thing that we would explore the city a little. We have been there to the airport a number of times, but never did any sight seeing. So while I waited with my niece at the airport Dustin took the kids and did a little scouting and saw the Superdome where the Saints play. (Jake's favorite team) Apparently that area is not where you want to be first thing in the morning, 5-6am. (Lets just say the number of hookers and bums was crazy.) Luckily the kids where watching a movie and didn't see all that. After they came and picked me back up we back down to go to a few museums and sight see, (The Bums and H where gone by 8am when we went back).

 The first museum we went to was the D-Day WWII museum. It was pretty cool.
This is a Dustin and the girls next to Dustin's dream jeep!
We, being an EOD (bomb) family loved this poster. We wanted to buy one in the gift shop but they didn't have one :( I may have to try finding one online for Dustin's birthday.)

After that museum we headed to the trolley to go over to the Insectarium for the kids.
Jacob, Bekah & Dustin
Bekah LOVED the trolley or "train" as she called it.
 Me & Gracie
The St. Charles Street Trolley
It is a really old, wood trolley and was really cool to ride.

 Looking at the giant ant farm
 Grace touching a beetle
 And Jake. Bekah would have no part in this!
 Looking at the baby alligators in the tank
 My cute kids
 Dustin trying to beat a beetle at a race with the kids cheering him on. 
Those little suckers are fast!
 Bekah loved the butterflies. Here we watched one hatch from its cocoon.

My cute family. (Not sure why this loaded funny, sorry)

After lunch we headed to the Garden District to see some old houses and cemetery!
 Outside the Layfette Cemetery (spelling?)
 Me one week shy of 6 months, and void of makeup and dressed for comfort, sorry!
 Cute little heads peeking out of everywhere!
 Dustin & I

Cute kids trapped in the gates!

This is the cemetery that is in several movies and books. It was really cool to see.
We also walked around the neighborhood and saw some cool old houses, but I didn't get any with people so decided not to post them, sorry.

Overall we had a great day exploring and were all exhausted by the time we made it home :)

1 comment:

Kayla said...

This looks like so much fun. I seriously CANNOT wait to see you guys!