We jumped on the streetcar and headed to the Quarter today for Labor Day.
After walking down to Jackson Square it became obvious that we weren’t going to see any break dancers or performers at the amphitheater there. The NFL was setting up huge stages, lights and big screen TVs in preparation for concerts that will be taking place this Thursday for the Saints game that will kick off the professional football season.
It was disappointing to not get the traditional Jackson Square atmosphere, but we walked down by the river and got the chance to see a homeless man bathing in the Mississippi River, so that was fun.
We walked around the French Market but didn’t see anything we couldn’t live without.
After wandering around aimlessly for a while, we decided to eat at the famous Gumbo Shop. It was really excellent. I got the crawfish remoulade salad and Wesley got the chicken gumbo – we were both really pleased with our choices.
We walked down Bourbon Street to the streetcar for home, but stopped in Reverend Zombie’s House of Voodoo for some candles and incense. (Although the Web site is now calling it Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo…)