We stayed at the Bayou Segnette State Park, it’s a really nice and quiet state park and only about a 20 minute drive to downtown and the French Quarter.
We arrived the day before Thanksgiving and we were so thankful to connect with old friends who just moved to the area in July. They were gracious enough to welcome us into their home for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a great night all around.
Our first day we went the the Children’s Museum. The kids had a great time here. They seem to love little grocery stores. They also had a cute little restaurant where the kids could go back into the kitchen and prepare food and wait on their parents, it was great. Bella and Declan had fun in their arts and crafts room, they each made a book mark using stamps and an ink roller. They had a neat science section based on the Fetch with Ruff Ruffman show. They also had a really neat exhibit about Katrina from the child’s perspective, it is the 10 year anniversary this year and they found children that had lived through it and showcased their thoughts on the the disaster.
We spent a day in the French Quarter, sipping coffee and eating beignets watching a saxophone player bust out some great tunes on the road. The kids really enjoyed watching all the live music and dancing in the streets. We walked along the boardwalk and watched all the ships and barges go up and down the river.
We met a local at the campground who told us of the Infinity Space Centre that was a must see. So we set off to check it out. It was very hands on and great for our kids. There were a ton of staff on duty and for the most part we were the only ones there so our kids all got great one on one demonstrations and info. The staff were all amazing. The boys really enjoyed making paper planes and trying to fly them through the hoops. And everyone enjoyed their mini dome show.
We headed down to the french quarter for another round of beignets and coffee and also so the kids could earn another Junior Ranger badge. After the beignets we decided to walk the streets of New orleans, listening to live music, watching people dance, and looking in all the shops. It was a great day.
Our last night in New Orleans we took the kids to Celebration in the Oaks, where hundreds of thousands of lights were put on display for the holiday season. The kids really enjoyed the little train ride through the park.
We arrived home late of course, no one put up a fuss going to sleep…… On to Texas tomorrow.