Monday, March 15, 2010

Day 1 adventure

Today we visited New Orleans which is only about an hour away from where we are staying. It was our first time in New Orleans for all of us and we all loved it! The buildings in the French Quarter and on Bourbon Street were all unique different colors and had an old French colonial style with big balconies that had beautiful intricate rod iron railings. We also walked through the farmers market which had plenty of cafes, cutre shops, fresh fruits, and souvenirs. Also, we walked through a park along the shore side while a steam boat serenaded us with several songs. After asking a few people at the farmers market where we should eat we decided to go to a restaurant called The Gumbo shop where we ate what was voted "the best chicken gumbo in New Orleans" and it was delicious! After eating lunch it was time to start heading back towards Biloxi so we could make it to our Habitat for Humanity orientation on time. On the way we stopped by a beach a played football and pictionary for a little while. In the afternoon we attended our orientation and drove by our site that we will be working on all week. Finally, we had dinner at one of the 5 Waffle Houses along the shore in Biloxi then headed back home to Antioch.

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