Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Seeing New Orleans and Eating Crawfish

Thursday, we left Alabama to head to our destination Bayou Segnette State Park just outside of New Orleans.  With a few e-mails and texts we found out LuxeLand Yacht would be there when we arrived.  

We met Matt and Michelle this last summer while we were in Yosemite and then met up with them again in California and Oregon.

Here at Bayou Segnette, our sites are right next to each other.  They were only going to be here one more day so we decided to all head into New Orleans on Friday.  Of course, it had to rain, but we were not going to let that spoil our day.

We got parked and headed out to the Garden District.

We caught the St. Charles street car and were on our way.  The street cars were really neat, we admired the wooden benches and the rest of the workmanship in the car.

We reached our stop and headed out to explore.  The Garden District was where everyone who was not French lived, since all the French people lived in the French Quarter.  Houses here were built between 1832 and 1900 by mainly wealthy Americans.

Even in the rain, these houses were gorgeous!

We stepped into one of the cemeteries.  It was interesting to walk among the crypts, but a little creepy in the rain.

We continued on admiring more houses.

We were told Sandra Bullock has a house here, but we didn't know which one it was.  We did find Archie Manning's home, this is where Peyton and Eli grew up.

After our tour of the Garden District, we walked back to Mother's for lunch.

We had to wait outside for awhile, but soon we were ushered in to place our orders.

After lunch, we walked over to the French Quarter and Cafe Du Monde for beignets and coffee. After our snack, it was time to head back to the car.  We wandered through some of the shops on our way back.

The day wasn't over yet.   There were some seafood markets next door to the park where we stopped to get some shrimp and crawfish, or I should say Matt and Michelle got shrimp and crawfish.  

Jim and I had never eaten crawfish before (I'm not sure why), so Matt demonstrated to us how to crack the shell and eat it.
 We did and it was good!

Thanks Matt and Michelle for teaching us "older" folks how to eat crawfish! :)
We had a wonderful time.


  1. LOVE the streetcars in the Garden District and Cafe du Monde!

  2. We had fun with yall too! So glad yall liked the crawfish!

  3. Ditto Susan's comments. Love New Orleans but wouldn't want to live there.