GOD's my island hideaway, keeps danger far from the shore,
throws garlands of hosannas around my neck.
(Psa 32:7 MSG)


new orleans trip (day 3)

friday the 13th.

T had more classes in the morning. after lunch (which i cannot remember at the moment), we walked back to the French Quarter and did some daytime touring.

Jackson Square (note the statue of Andrew Jackson in the center and the Basilica in the background is the Cathedral of St. Louis)

inside the cathedral

there were several of these "statue" guys. they set up on the street corner with a bucket for monetary donations. some just pretended to be statues, however this guy had a boombox and was lip-syncing to a song. there were also musicians that would play their instruments wherever they deemed a good location for getting money from appreciative listeners...on the sidewalks, along the riverwalk, or by the cathedral in jackson square. i couldn't believe the variety...soloists, duets, whole bands, you name it!

not something you'd find in northern minnesota!

an interesting old building we walked past. i think it might have been a home, but couldn't tell for sure if anyone lived there currently or not.

after walking around a while, we headed (the long way around) to the Insectarium on Canal Street.

Canal Street

at the Audubon Insectarium we saw and learned more about insects, of course. this was particularly interesting to me, since bubba and i had just recently finished a science unit on insects. a small part of me wished bubba could have taken the tour with us since it was so educational!

an oblong-winged katydid. ya gotta love the pink color for valentine's day!

one of MANY displays.

inside the insectarium is a large room with butterflies flying about. it's very japanese garden-esque. lots of pretty butterflies fluttering about too.

T checking out the flutterbys in the butterfly garden

a few different specimens i photographed in the garden room. poor blue one had a portion of its wing missing.

another display of the beautiful variety of butterflies

after touring the insectarium, we headed back to check out the TechAdvantage floor show. food was provided. T had his first taste of gumbo (he liked it!) and i started my collection of Mardi Gras beads from the different vendors.

only 4 more days of the trip left to blog about! and hopefully, i'll get it done soon!

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