Travel Journal: New Orleans 2018 – DAY 2

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Monday, January 1, 2018 – DAY 2

After allowing ourselves to sleep in a bit, the next morning we successfully figured out how to navigate public transportation. For $3 each, we could buy a pass that was good for 24 hours for all city buses and streetcars. Throughout the week, this was a useful way to get into the city since our Airbnb was about 6 milesĀ from the French Quarter.

Our plan today was to spend the day at The National WWII Museum.

As we made our way towards the museum, we couldn’t help but duck into this shop. If you know Paul, you know he likes hot sauce.

The National WWII Museum was incredible. Absolutely incredible.

Here we are in the main building of the museum. The airplanes behind us are suspended in the air over the lobby.

Paul and I agreed the museum did a nice job presenting a broad perspective of the global political climate before and during WWII, while at the same time delivering dozens of personal stories from individuals involved in the war.

We spent nearly the whole day here, except to find lunch.

We enjoyed a couple of fabulous sandwiches, as well as a piece of chocolate cake to share, at Cochon Butcher.

Back at the museum, the second building had more airplanes.


For dinner, we ended up at a fabulous Vietnamese restaurant called Lilly’s.

The crab rangoon appetizer I ordered was delicious.

…and we each ordered a pho bowl.

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