Natchez

Natchez

On Monday, we took a shuttle that dropped us off in the French Quarter of New Orleans. We walked to Jackson Square where we saw a statue of Andrew Jackson atop a horse. Across the street, we entered the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France, the oldest Catholic Cathedral in the United States dated from 1718. The present church, built and enlarged over the Spanish foundations, was completed in 1851. We then cruised on the Mississippi River aboard the Natchez paddlewheel. Before boarding we listened to calliope music. Once on board we listened to jazz while enjoying a buffet lunch. Shortly after the boat trip, we boarded a “Super City” Gray Line bus tour for an excellent overview of New Orleans. We learned about the distinctions between Cajun and Creole. We were introduced to the unique architecture of this historic city. We visited a cemetery where we learned about the city’s traditions with the dead. We also had an opportunity to try beignets.

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