We visited and waled through the oldest still standing St. Louis Cemetery #1. The cemetery has been active since 1833 and still has burials occurring. There are about 1,000 tombs and an estimated 7,000 people buried in Lafayette #1. It is a city block in size. The cemetery is also not racially or religiously segregated and contains over 26 nationalities.
A homeless dog gets a ride
We got back to New Orleans on Monday February 11. We spent two more nights in The Big Easy before returned to Pittsburgh
The ocean was very clear.
Audubon Park, is located in the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States. It is approximately 350 acres.
The Carnival Triumph was sent to be remodeled around Mar. 1. Following her $200 million drydock in Cadiz, Spain, she will be rechristened as Carnival Sunrise.
We were happy with the size of our cabin.
On Thursday February 7th, we checked out of the hotel and wheeled our luggage 30 minutes down the street to where the Carnival Triumph was docked. We boarded the ship and was on it for 4 nights. We were delayed departing New Orleans so it was dark by the time we began sailing.
On February 9, my 66th birthday, we docked at Cozumel, Mexico. We got off the ship and walked around for a couple of hours. It was more than warm enough as far as I was concerned.
Frank and I took our second trip to New Orleans. We stayed at the Harrah's hotel for two nights. While in New Orleans, we revisted the French Quarter. We also went to the French Market and we rode all the streetcars. From New Orleans, we took a cruise on the Carnival Triumph that went down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico and then over to Cozumel Mexico.
We were in Mexico for my 66th birthday. The cruise was 4 nights. When we got back to New Orleans, we stayed another 2 nights before returning home. The day we got back from our cruise, we took a two-hour ride on the Mississippi on the steamboat Natchez.
We tried Mother's Restaurant, but we really didn't like it very well. However, I had excellent food at Harrah's. I tried everything cajun and creole and loved all of it, the gumbo, the cajun fried fish, red beans and rice, jambalaya, sweet potato casserole, smothered cabbage, and much more.
We spent one afternoon walking around the French Quarter.
We did most of our touring of the city this time by riding streetcars. Above, you can see the streetcar coming up Canal Street. The longest of New Orleans' streetcar lines, the St. Charles Avenue line, is the oldest continuously operating street railway system in the world.
There are currently five operating streetcar lines in New Orleans: The St. Charles Avenue Line, the Riverfront Line, the Canal Street Line (which has two branches), and the Loyola Avenue Line and Rampart/St. Claude Line (which are operated as one through-routed line).
The first day at sea, we saw a cool sunset.
Decorations were just starting to go up for the Mardi Gras as we were leaving town.
The shows onboard were entertaining. I was especially impressed with the costumes and the sets.
Trip to New Orleans & Cruise to Mexico
The ship had Guy's burgers which were a hit with Frank