|The view from our hotel room...the girls were smitten!|
We had a nice morning wandering around the Garden District.
|Baby A wasn't much in the mood for pictures that morning, for some reason. I had to take what I could get!|
|Baby B was much more indulgent.|
|My A didn't mind stopping to pose on this super-cool tree, though! She loved it!|
|The girls weren't super impressed, but we got to talk to Archie Manning's gardener. HA!|
|Proud as punch! And holding on tight!|
|Feeling like such big kids!|
The afternoon was reserved for a swamp tour. Daddy had been on a swamp tour many years ago, but this was a first for Mommy and the girls.
We drove to a little town about 15 miles outside of downtown New Orleans. We were a little early, so we took a walk around the levy. We were so excited to see a gator, sunning himself. Little did we know there were dozens of these guys swimming around...some many, many times larger!
|What a cute little guy!|
|Look at the moss!|
And then we met Winky:
|He is estimated to be 110 years old, based on his length! Yikes!!!|
Before the boat ride was over, we got to hold Killer:
|He was really cool! And the girls were super excited to check him out!|
|He was a little more tame than our friends in the swamp.|
We walked to the river and found a bench to enjoy ourselves. It was a little bit cool, and a little bit blustery...but I love this picture of A, the remnants of her praline still quite visible with her big, bright smile...the last bits of the day's sun in her eyes.
Wednesday morning, we headed to Jackson's Square for one last visit. I love this family photo so much!!!
And then we headed to Cafe du Monde one last time, stopping to see the horses on the way...
We scored primo seating, right next to the sidewalk!
The girls loved their beignets...this time, with hot chocolate...extra-super-special, for sure!
|Baby A is sold!|
|Such a fun memory!|
What a blessing it was to share one of our favorite places, one in which we have so much history, with the girls.