Life as we know told by Heather

Friday, June 12, 2009

Last day in New Orleans

Are you tired of hearing about our vacation yet? Don't worry, it's all down hill from here.

On Wednesday we parted ways with Jeremy and Sarah for the morning. They went here...

...and we went here.

(I know, I'm slacking, I forgot to take a picture of the place from the outside).

So, the Insectarium was full of, um, insects. You could look at them...

...touch them...

...even eat them...

There was also an interactive bug movie that we went to see.

My favorite was the blue crawfish.

Align Center
There was also a huge butterfly exhibit. You first saw the life cycle of the butterfly.

Then you could walk around in a room full of them. They were beautiful, but the kids thought it was scary if they would land on you.

After the Insecatrium Jason took the kids back to the hotel to eat lunch and go to the pool.

The guys had made a deal with us that we could lunch and shop all afternoon while they kept the kids and then we'd take the kids while they went to dinner, the French Quarter and the casino. So while I waited for Sarah to join me I had the opportunity to be all alone in the French Quarter. It was so much fun to wander around at my own pace. I spent most of the time reading menus to find us a neat place for lunch, but I also went to a few galleries and did some shopping. While I was on Royal Street I came across this impromptu music session.

Sarah and I ate lunch here in Jackson Square, then we shopped, got a daiquiri, shopped some more and grabbed dinner to take back to the hotel.

Jason and Jeremy came back to our favorite place to eat dinner, this time nabbing some balcony seating.

They had fun doing the guy/brother bonding thing, and our time in New Orleans ended well. The kids are still talking about it, I can't wait to go back.

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