Team North America Update: Jules & Brock in New Orleans

20 May

From Orlando and the fun times in Florida, Jules and Brock headed up to New Orleans, where they spent a few days exploring The Big Easy, its surrounds and the region’s vibrant culture.

Day 1

On their first day, the team got acquainted to their new city with a Grand Tour of Cajun Country. On the tour, they visited one of the oldest plantations in the south, Oak Alley Plantation, as well as Laura, a Creole plantation.

Oak Alley Plantation

Oak Alley Plantation

Jules also made friends with the local wildlife…

Grand Tour of Cajun Country

Yikes!

Day 2

Brock and Jules were able to learn about the city’s recent history on a Post Hurricane Katrina Tour. They toured the French Quarter, which was virtually untouched by the hurricane; learned about raised houses from the late 1700′s; and saw the destruction and devastation caused by the levee breaches.

That evening the team got a taste of the local nightlife on our new Big Easy Jazz Tour. The tour took them to Bourbon Street, New Orleans’ famous party street known for its Mardi Gras celebrations.

New Orleans Jazz Tour

Not to mention its great jazz music!

Day 3

The next day, the team took an entertaining New Orleans Cooking Class located in the heart of the French Quarter. The class was taught by an expert who showed them how to make New Orleans specialties such as Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines. Yum!

New Orleans Cooking Class

Having a great time cooking and (most importantly) eating!

Later, a Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise took them down the Mississippi on the only ‘authentic’ steamboat in New Orleans and one of six still operating on the river. From the boat they enjoyed breathtaking views of the city, music and more food.

Day 4

Their last activity in New Orleans, the Garden District Walking Tour, took them on a walking tour through one of the city’s most exclusive areas. This ‘American’ section of town was built to rival the architectural splendor of the Creoles’ French Quarter, so there are plenty of homes of former Mardi Gras kings and queens to marvel at!

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Zzz on the plane

Zzz on the plane

Brock on the bus

Brock on the bus

Gumbo!

Gumbo!

Cajun Country

Cajun Country

Cajun Country

Cajun Country

Cajun Country

Cajun Country

Cajun Country

Cajun Country

Cajun Country

Cajun Country

Cajun Country

Cajun Country

Lily pads

Lily pads

Plantation tour

Plantation tour

Cajun Country

Cajun Country

Traditional lunch on a plantation

Traditional lunch on a plantation

Inside the house on a plantation

Inside the house on a plantation

Inside the house on a plantation

Inside the house on a plantation

View of the plantation

View of the plantation

Plantation tour

Plantation tour

Post-Hurricane Katrina tour

Post-Hurricane Katrina tour

Post-Hurricane Katrina tour

Post-Hurricane Katrina tour

Post-Hurricane Katrina tour

Post-Hurricane Katrina tour

On Bourbon Street

On Bourbon Street

On Bourbon Street

On Bourbon Street

On Bourbon Street

On Bourbon Street

Jazz Tour

Jazz Tour

On Bourbon Street

On Bourbon Street

On Bourbon Street

On Bourbon Street

New Orleans cooking class

New Orleans cooking class

New Orleans cooking class

New Orleans cooking class

Jules makes friends with the gators!

Jules makes friends with the gators!

Sunset in New Orleans

Sunset in New Orleans

Fun in NOLA

Fun in NOLA

New Orleans

New Orleans

Fortune tellers in New Orleans

Fortune tellers in New Orleans

New Orleans

New Orleans

Jackson Square

Jackson Square

Jackson Square

Jackson Square

Hot sauces!

Hot sauces!

The world-famous Cafe du Monde

The world-famous Cafe du Monde

Beignets

Beignets


Team North America Update: Jules & Brock in New Orleans

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