Our Story

Welcome to our site! We are Joanne & Steve. After 20+ years working for a city school department and police department, we sold almost everything, bought an RV, and started living on the road with our three children. Joanne homeschools and works online.
What we have chosen is to live life as unencumbered as we possibly can and to spend time with our family, for our family, and as a family.
This website is a record of our travels. But, we also hope to educate, entertain, and inform others about RVing, roadschooling, and the great places we visit in this country.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Orleans...worth the visit

We visited New Orleans two days...once traveling through in our huge truck and never parking, and the other renting a car and enjoying the city for a day.  We WILL be back.  And you should plan to visit.

If you do, book the VIP tours.  http://www.vipcitytours.com/

We had Henry, who was wonderful.  The tour takes you through the French Quarter, the 9th Ward, a Louisiana cemetery, and areas surrounding.  It's a two-hour tour, and worth it.

So far, we know Henry and Dino are superb, but I guess all the tour guides are great.

In the short time we spent in the city, CafĂ© du Monde is a must.  Well, when we went it was obviously in the process of getting ready for Mardi Gras-Superbowl-Mardi Gras...the, I believe, Vietnamese waitstaff was less than sociable...but you go there for the tradition and the coffee and the beignets.  Don't sneeze or breathe in suddenly.  LOTS of powdered (or Powdahed if you are from RI) sugar.

While you are there you need to have a Po' Boy, and a Muffaletta.  Johnny's is supposed to be a good place.  And then there's plenty of places to grab a drink to-go, as there is an open container law in N.O. and you can walk around with whatever drink you choose.  

Beyond the food and the drink there is the art and the architecture.  

Plenty to see and do, to buy and eat, to drink and inhale.  Best to stay more than a day...
We'll be back for sure.

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