Monday, May 26, 2014

Aloha to New Orleans: A morning stroll through the French Quarter

On morning during the RT Booklovers' Convention, I strolled through the French Quarter with Taylor Reynolds and Jo Grafford.   We enjoyed the local sights before the morning commuters clogged the streets.

St Louis Cathedral stands guards over Jackson Square, named for General Andrew Jackson after he repelled the British invasion during the War of 1812.

Jackson Square overlooks the Mighty Mississippi River.

We enjoyed several statues ... 

... she looks like Lady Liberty welcoming the immigrants.

Or this teacher sharing with his student.

Perhaps this man could be a cover model at the RT Booklovers' Convention!

The Natchez offers jazz cruises (link).

We stopped by Cafe Du Monde for their world famous beignets!

Walking back to the hotel, I spotted this humorous sign ... 

... and places to eat!

Kudos to the New Orleans Fire Department for joining the fight against breast cancer.

Have you enjoyed beignets in New Orleans ... or elsewhere? One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, May 31, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, June 1, at SOS Aloha


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


  1. No but I did have craw fish and Hurricanes there :)

  2. My cousin brought back a box of beignet mix from Cafe du Monde, but I didn't have a chance to try it.

  3. No I would love opts, thanks

  4. I have never had a beignet. I wonder if they make them gluten free.

  5. It is my dream to go to New Orleans and eat crawfish, alligator and beignets :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. I've never had a beignet. They do look good!

  7. Love the pics, Kim! And those beignets were amazing. Thanks for introducing them to me. (Please exclude me from the drawing as I have my own mile-high stash of RT books and goodies.)


  8. Hi Kim!

    Ir sounds like you're having a wonderful time! My husband and I got a chance to visit New Orleans several time when my oldest son lived there and every time we went we found something new to enjoy! I love their beignets and everytime I ate one
    I pretended I was a voodoo princes and could make then have no calories! (I think I ended up gaining weight every time we visited!). Bring on the Crawfish and Jambalaya!

  9. Yes, I've had beignets from Cafe Du Monde. I think I went 3 times or so. And would love to have them again sometime.