We’ve spent the last few days in Louisiana just driving around and taking in all the scenery. The green and bayous are so pretty, we can definitely see why people love the South so much. We drove into Baton Rouge for a little bit to walk around downtown and gaze upon the old buildings then we headed to New Orleans.
As it was Easter and a Sunday when we got into New Orleans, we figured most shops would be closed. However, we found ourselves driving into the French Quarter at just the right time to find a grand Easter Parade happening. People dressed up, music and beads, it was so fun and I think we both fell in love New Orleans! We met really great people too during our stay and had some wonderful conversations. We did the touristy thing, walked around snapping pictures of the old buildings, street performers and just of the city itself.
There was so much to see and so much to take in, we were in awe most of the time. Evidence of destruction from the hurricane was still present, but Louisiana has clearly worked hard to get back to normal. It’s absolutely amazing how a community can rebuild itself like that after such tragedy. We were shocked to see the density of abandoned buildings and houses, so there is still a lot of work to be done. However, everyone we met seemed to be in good spirits and very friendly. NOLA will definitely be on our list to stop at again.