English: "Life" Order of beignets with powdered sugar, Café du Monde. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today I'm shifting to another hotel and my buddy Lisa will fly in to begin our tour. The other Hilton is just a block away. This one was booked out for the 6 days I needed so I have 3 days in each.
I've spent the morning working on the computer and I have an hour before checkout so hopefully I can get the blog done in that time.
Its raining today and not at all cold but I've put the shorts in storage for a day or so.
Yesterday I went on one of those hop on, hop off busses and it was only $10 for the day why? because she recognised immediatley that I was a 'senior' Oh dear, the time has come.
To add insult to injury, so did the attendant at the butterfly house. !!!!
Morning tea is really not necessary, but when you see goodies like these Beignets you just need to sample them.
Originally they were brought to Louisiana by the Acadians. These were fried fritters, sometimes filled with fruit. Today, the beignet is a square piece of dough, fried and covered with powdered sugar. They are served in orders of three and the coffee is delicious as well. Early in the morning there is a line up to get into the cafe. Powdered sugar is all over the floor and tables and it just added to the ambiance.
I walked through the french quarter market, the food looked wonderful and the seafood is a treasure here.
People were buying the oysters and taking it to the stall opposite to have cooked.
There are rows of spices with exotic names, colors and aromas.