I wanted to bring y’all back down South to New Orleans for New Year’s Eve. It seems like a festive way to end the year!
Jackson Square is right in the heart of the French Quarter. A mounted Andrew Jackson rides in the center, surrounded by lush gardens, grand architecture, haunted restaurants, and lively, talented street musicians. As we walked towards the area, we could hear jazz music echoing off the buildings. A small group had gathered to perform for the passing crowds. They were very entertaining!
After listening (and photographing) a bit, we wandered through the square on our way to dinner. It was a very relaxing area with people scattered about reading on the grass.
Artwork hanging on the fence surrounding Jackson Square.
The Louisiana State Museum building.
Major General Andrew Jackson.
The center of the square. Jackson has been there since 1856.
The beautiful iron fence.
St. Louis Cathederal.
Formerly Plaza D’Armas, it was renamed in 1815
Muriel’s is right on a corner overlooking Jackson Square. It was featured on our ghost tour. They set a place for the resident spirit every night.
Blackened Mississippi Catfish. It was awesome!
The view down St. Ann.
Maple Leaf Duck Salad.
The view down Chartres Street.
Have a safe and happy evening and a fabulous new year! Cheers!
Hi, my name is Heather and I’m a Disney addict. It’s been eight months since my last trip to the World. I was going through some serious withdrawal recently, so Rich helped me out by making us hot dogs in the style of Casey’s Corner, our favorite Magic Kingdom eatery and first-meal-at-Disney tradition.
In addition to the typical dogs and fries, Casey’s Corner offers a few specialty hot dogs. Our favorite is the Barbecue Slaw Dog, which is topped with pulled pork, cole slaw, and barbecue sauce. Casey serves it with fries and a soft drink, but we classed it up a little and had them with brown sugar/bourbon baked beans and gin & tonics. Yeah, that hit the spot.
Hartmann’s wieners topped with Wegmans pulled pork and cole slaw. Served with a side of Bush’s bourbon and brown sugar grillin’ beans for the happiest meal on earth!
Here are a few pictures from our last Disney World fix. Enjoy!
Dinosaurs prefer margaritas!
Or do dinosaurs prefer beer?
Yes, Rich can ride a speeder bike with the best of them…
Tower of Terror with the doors open; everyone else screams, Rich takes a picture.
We love Tomorrowland!
Epcot and the blazing sun!
The refurbished and expanded Dumbo!
Cinderella’s blue castle!
Cinderella’s pink castle!
The five of us in Animal Kingdom after our Expedition to Everest.
The drop on Splash Mountain!
After the drop on Splash Mountain!
La Cantina, Mexico Pavilion, Epcot. A lunch spot our whole family can agree on.
La Cantina’s cheese empanadas… my favorite.
La Cantina’s tacos.
La Cantina, Mexico Pavilion, Epcot. What you get for $70.02.