and on the second day, we ventured to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Cafe Du Monde! We were lucky and the weather was nice all week. There were a couple of rain showers, but none interfered with our plans. Anyway, I never had beignets before, so Cafe du Monde was a real treat! Unfortunately, their service was horrible. This lead us to try another cafe with beignets, that we liked even more. It actually looked like a rip-off of Cafe Du Monde, with the font and green stripe canopy. But alas, they had good service and piping hot beignets, so I can’t complain.
Anyway, after breakfast we made our way to the aquarium. It was a lot of fun! The place was really big, and they have those cool tunnel tanks I like. It was just annoying to deal with school field trips all week!
For the most part, we managed to avoid the school field trip crowd. But we did get caught in a
zombie child hoarde once at the AQ. I just picked a random assortment of pictures to collage. When you take over one thousand pictures, editing is nearly impossible. So please enjoy this randomness!
I was super excited this aquarium has an abundance of sharks! I definitely took an excessive amount of shark pix, but I can’t help it. They are my favorite!
I addition to fish, the AQ also has some white alligators. They were really big! They also had an anaconda, but I couldn’t get a good picture of it. It was wayyyy too big!
After the aquarium, we went to Bubba Gump Shrimp Company for lunch. I got a root beer float in a light up glass. They also did a Forrest Gump trivia game against other tables. I have no idea who won, they weren’t keeping score. But we did pretty good!
I think we went swimming after we got back to the hotel. It was really hot and humid out, we needed to cool down! I also took a nap and showered. Once we emerged, we went to Bourbon Street for Huge Ass Beers and Hurricanes! Gotta tell you, I’m not a big fan of Hurricanes, but I did find some other Bourbon Street drinks I liked!