In the afternoon we went to the site of the Battle of New Orleans, which was heavily impacted by Katrina. There is now a new visitors center with two films and good explanatory exhibits, those combined with the signs on the battlefield left us with a good understanding of the battle, the reasons for it and the after effects.
Plus we got to be a bit silly and sit on a bench gazing out at the battlefield while listening to a you tube clip of “The Battle of New Orleans”.
In the evening we went to Frenchman’s Street to see Kermit Ruffins perform at the Blue Nile. A trumpeter/singer/composer Kermit performs the work of Louis Armstrong and his own compositions and jazz standards. Show start times are not taken too seriously in NOLA so we had some waiting time during which we talked with a interesting couple, he a retired music producer and she a psychologist, from Ocala, Florida (via Williamstown, MA). When Kermit and his Barbeque Swingers band took the stage all conversation ceased. The show was great.
We topped the day off with another terrific meal at Elizabeth’s.
Love that place.