Days 4 and 5

May 22-23, 2021

The Big Easy

I HAVE MUCH TO SHARE with you about our time in New Orleans, but I will save this story until we arrive back in Seattle so I can post lots of photos for you.

But as a teaser, we stayed in a hotel in the French Quarter, one block from Bourbon Street. We strolled the French Quarter searching for beignets and chicory coffee at Cafe Du Monde (established in 1862).

We took a riverboat tour on the rolling Mississippi for a jazz brunch.

We had dinner at the Tujague’s. It’s the second oldest restaurant in NOLA, and it the birthplace of brunch and home to the largest stand-up bar in America. Tujague’s was established in 1856. Only Antoine’s is older, established in 1840.

In existence before “New Orleans” even bore its name and has served as a Spanish armory, Tujague’s restaurant has survived decades of war, depression, fire, and plague.


Time to pack and head out for Los Angeles tomorrow morning,

Debora Ragland Buerk
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2 thoughts on “Days 4 and 5”

  1. Wow. Derailments! I have long wanted to take the Empire Builder to Minneapolis. In ’66-’67 my sister took the train from Minneapolis to Seattle for the Lutheran Bible School. At that time it was the cheapest way to travel long distance. She rode second class, brought her own food to save $$.

    Dan Bolstad

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  2. I have been enjoying all of your train adventure. We rode the Canadian train from Toronto to Vancouver, BC and it was beautiful. We never had to wait for a derailment but were often put on sidetrack to let the freight trains pass.
    Enjoy your adventure.
    Blessings, Maxine

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