Café Du Monde & Walking around New Orleans

We are in New Orleans, LA for Mardi Gras. We always have wanted to travel to the worlds greatest festivals and celebrate life. So, last night they closed up the Endymion parade, because for the second time this week a person somehow was crushed by a float and died. Prayers and Love to these families for their great losses. So we will post the few pictures of just the beginning of the parade after we have a few more parade pictures to share.

We did have some incredible beignets at the historic Café Du Monde. A tasty treat after a night of drinking. Coffee and super powder sugar beignets. The Coffee here is a mix of coffee and chickory, dark and woodsie tasting to me. I took a couple of spoonfuls of the powdered sugar to mix with my coffee and it was sweet and like a dessert drink.

At Jackson Square, across from cafe du monde. It is filled with artists, music, tourists and fun.

Published by David & Laura Speer

Were a Metro Detroit, Michigan, couple – second marriages for both of us – and we dream of retiring early to Travel the World. Follow us while we try and figure out to raise our kids, and save to retire. David is a Robot Programmer, Laura is a Medical Physicist. We put our kids before ourselves for years, saved and ate at home and now after years of all this sacrifice and raising our kids - we are closing in on empty nesting, and we realized we have the opportunity to retire earlier than most and follow our dreams to travel the world. How are we going to do this? Well we have a lot of ideas, but lets see how it works out. Our original retirement date was January 1, 2021. We are reviewing the option of working another 3 years but prefer to keep the 2021 date, either way we will be retired by 55 years old - still trying to figure out how, but working toward our goal everyday, while enjoying each other and our blended family. Follow us to see what happens. All images on this blog are copyright (c)

32 thoughts on “Café Du Monde & Walking around New Orleans

    1. It is and so far safe, but were being smart about it. Never saw so many empty phone cases from stolen phones, as we saw on bourbon street, they were everywhere dozens of them. We keep our stuff on our inside pockets of our zipped up coats, but saw so many ladies super drunk with there purses wide open.

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  1. Sugar beignets reminds me of my youthful days. I often went to the cafe famous for sugar beignets with my girl friend. That cafe closed many years ago and I have forgotten sugar beignets which are rarely served in Tokyo.
    Thank you for recalling my sweet memory.

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    1. It was. There were clear and solid barriers keeping us from walking in the street, but people jumped over them and wanted the goodies that they could not reach from behind the barriers. So I guess our advice is stay behind the barrier a light up necklace or purse or shoe or frisbee is not worth it really.

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