Day 50: Let the Good Times Roll


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First stop: The World’s Biggest Rocking Chair – Gulfport, MS

Built in 1995 this 35’ rocking chair is a replica of the Dedegux Family Furniture’s trademark product, the Magnolia Rocker.

We made it to New Orleans!

We headed straight to Cafe Beignet to try our very first beignets. We ordered fresh, made to order “Original” style with the powdered sugar. This is the food I was most excited to try here and they did not disappoint. A fried dough with a slightly different flavor, maybe from the oil they fry it in? Messy, hot, doughy and delicious!


We have a list of foods we want to try here

Next we headed over to Oceana Grill to get shrimp a Po’Boy for lunch. The very nice Host took us under his wing, recommending we get it half fried/half blackened. He told Chris that the restaurant is in a 212 year old building and took him out behind the restaurant to video a unique historic open air courtyard.


After lunch we walked around Bourbon St and down to Jackson Square

There are so many restaurants, shops, bars and people, sounds and stimulation everywhere. We stayed to watch the buskers until we ran out of cash to donate.


We headed to our AirBnB

($300/2 nights). The Historic Uptown Double Shotgun had vaulted ceilings and old world charm in a nice, quiet residential area. This place seems like an absolute gem.


We went to the New Orleans Museum of Art

to see the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden (free) in the New Orleans City Park. Lots of sculptures ranging from cool to weird in a peaceful setting.


Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar for dinner

to try our first ever Seafood Gumbo and Char-grilled Oysters with garlic, butter and parmesan. The oysters were especially good but so pricey.


We went for an after dinner walk by the Mardi Gras Fountain and along Lake Ponchartrain

before heading back in for the night.


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