Day 28: Our last day
Trip Start Jun 15, 2013
31Trip End Jul 13, 2013
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Next we went to the World War II Museum. This is a must see for any history buff. You could easily spend a whole day there. We spent several hours and never made it to the War in the Pacific exhibits. We watched a 4D movie called Beyond All Boundaries narrated by Tom Hanks. It was an overview of the war created with the input of over 400 historians. The seats shook, lights flashed, smoke rolled, snow fell, all while watching a 3D movie. Very cool!
We started a tradition of having cocktail hour every evening on our trip
For dinner we went to The Gumbo Shop on St. Peter St. The food was wonderful and our waiter was awesome. As with everywhere we ate in the city, we would return here. After dinner we went to Pat O'Brien's for a famous Hurricane, and then we checked into Rev. Zombie's Voodoo Shop for our Haunted History Tour.
The tour was oversold and we had over 30 people just in our group. It's hard to listen to the stories in a group that large, especially when part of the group is a bachelor party. The drunk guys decided Danny and I were their new best friends. One asked me to adopt him since I was "cooler" than his own mom. We spent an hour and a half trying to listen to our guide's stories, most of which I'd learned through my own research on New Orleans, and being high-fived and hugged by our new son from San Diego. When we passed our own hotel on the tour, we ducked out to avoid finishing the tour and having to walk all the way back. Ten minutes later while enjoying the courtyard one final time, guess who reappeared? Our drunken bachelor party friends. It was a funny way to end the evening.
It's been a trip of a lifetime, but we are ready to head home on Saturday!
Mindy & Danny