View of the Mississippi from our hotel room
|A sobering reminder at Katie’s is the plaque by the front door, about 6′ high, noting the water line from Hurricane Katrina …
|Ready for the delicious food below (clockwise from upper left): Traditional turkey dinner; Lamb chops; Pepper Steak; Rabbit
A visit to the National World War II Museum should definitely be on everyone list of “things to do” in NOLA. In fact, one could visit several times to take in everything the six-acre, five-building campus has to offer. We did just that after lunch at Cochon in the Warehouse/Arts District. A quick stop in the stores this Black Friday was also on the agenda. Hey, we do what we can to help the local economy!
|Above are bricks engraved with the names of WWII heroes in many of the museum pathways. Left is today’s version of the famous “Victory Gardens” planted at durring WWII.
Our last dinner in NOLA took us to Gatreau’s in the gentrified Garden District. Good thing we allowed ample time as the city was in full gridlock at Canal and N. Peters requiring a short walk to find an available cab. The restaurant has no signage whatsover in the beautiful residential area. We had a very fine meal as shown below. The Uber trip back was most interesting — our driver was a stay-at-home-mom of four (ages 5 to 15). She loves getting out periodically to earn some dough in her Chevy Suburban which is akin to riding in a luxury mobile home. I asked her if there were any safety concerns (as did her own mom, apparently); she takes some precautions but generally enjoys the company of customers such as our family ….
Clockwise above: Red Trout; Sea Bass; Duck; Roasted Chicken; Below: California Syrah; Goat Cheesecake; Peanut Butter & Chocolate “Pretzel”; No signage anywhere