Looking forward to making this week's school break into a mini-staycation (with some spring cleaning mixed in for good measure). Thinking of taking DS to the French Quarter to do some touring --
St. Louis Cathedral
CabildoInteresting Fact: The Mansard roof (3rd floor) was a very recent addition (mid 20th century) to provide additional storage space for the museum. While the Quarter is called "French", most of the French architecture was lost in the fire of 1788 and the city was rebuildt using Spanish style architecture including the Cabildo (note the Spanish style arches on the 1st & 2nd floors). Most local historians (and I would assume architects) cringe at the sight.
Presbytere (also "topped" with a Mansard roof)
1850 House (inside the Pontabla Buildings - they flank Jackson square) The Pontalba buildings are mostly filled with residents (I alway wished I could live there - just for a year), but the 1850 house is decorated to show how the "apartments" would have looked when they were first built. Interesting Fact: The iron scroll work balconies have the initials AP included in the design for the Baroness Micaela Almonester de Pontalba who had them buildt
Maybe even the Riverfront Tour. I would love to take him on the riverboat, but may save that for the summer. These are all located on/near Jackson Square and so is Cafe du Monde so beignets are a must! Poboys for lunch and a snowball for the ride home.
May also do a little "sightseeing" in the Baton Rouge area. DS is studying Louisiana history this year and has expressed interest in visiting sites he is studying.
Does not sound like I have left much time (or energy) for that Spring cleaning I mentioned earlier (or even any stitching), but some things are best done before we reach 98 degree temps with 100% humidity.
BTW, the snowball stands are now open --
I will save that for a future (very yummy) posting!
Y'all don't mind if I wax nostalgic about New Orleans for a few posts, do you?
Blog Background - I like changing my background/theme, so here I go again . . .
Goodbye to the Easter Background
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