Harry dropped me off in the French Quarter and he headed for the Satsuma Cafe in the Bywater which is his current Pete’s away from home,
My choice for the day was the le Monde Creole Walking Tour of the French Quarter as it’s website promised access to hidden (i.e. locked) courtyards as well as much about the Creole residents of New Orleans including the family of Laura Locoul of the aforementioned Laura Plantation.
As a tour guide I confess to being a harsh critic of other tour guides. Bill Coble had some pretty impressive reviews on Trip Advisor all of which were correct, he is so good at what he does that when the tour ends you are amazed that three hours have elapsed.
Later in the evening Harry and I was able to regale Harry with tidbits and stories from the walking tour.
Almost daily we have seen an example of the art work of one Dr Bob and almost daily we have been passing by the his workshop, today we decided to go in rather than drive by. Dr. Bob is a folk artist who uses found objects in his work. The phrase “Be Nice or Leave” is frequently incorporated into his art as are alligators. Not unexpectedly we found Dr. Bob to be a real New Orleans character and his workshop filled with the detritus of his art. For example, his very sweet rescue dog has an entire gutted Air Stream trailer as it’s dog house.