December 24, 2008

New Orleans and Caddo Lake Summer Trip

For our big trip this year we spent time sightseeing in New Orleans and relaxing at Caddo Lake.

Thursday
  • Drove from Crossroads to New Orleans - and listened to three audiobooks on the way
  • Stopped for lunch in quaint Natchitoches, LA and walked around downtown
  • Arrived in NOLA and checked in at the Hotel St. Pierre - a wonderful little hotel within walking distance of everything in the French Quarter and a great deal
  • Headed straight to Jackson Square to walk around and eat our first po'boys and muffulettas of the trip
Friday
  • Up early to visit the Chalmette Battlefield after driving through the newly-constructed lower 9th ward on the way
  • Visited the awesome, brand-new WWII Museum, a must-see (plus it had air conditioning!)
  • Back to the French Quarter to be tourists - visited shops at the French Market and the patio at Pat O'Brien's, ate more po'boys and muffulettas, and relaxed
  • Spent the evening on Bourbon Street - ate red beans and rice, drank Hand Grenades, stopped for beignets at Cafe Du Monde, and lots of people watching
Saturday
  • Arrived in Uncertain, Texas and checked in at the Moonglow Lodge - a cute cottage right on Caddo Lake with a butterfly garden, canoes, a great dock, and a hot tub
  • Drove to Jefferson for dinner, groceries, and a tour of the historic downtown district
  • Relaxed at the cabin on the pier over Caddo Lake and tried our hand fishing from the dock
Sunday
  • Visited Caddo Lake State Park to hike and enjoy the lake views
  • Grilled at the cabin and relaxed at the lake - always on alert for alligators!
Monday
  • Back to Dallas to pick up Duncan and enjoy cooler weather

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