Folks, this is the last day of my New Orleans Travelogue. Once again, a booming thunderstorm was our wake-up call this morning. We headed out for the Audubon Insectarium. It is an amazing place, especially for kids, but we enjoyed it too.My favorite part was the live butterfly room where you can walk around and butterflies sometimes will actually land on you! The flowers and butterflies were gorgeous.
Then we had an interesting movie theater experience at the Canal Street Theaters. It is a very unique movie theater. When you buy your tickets, you actually select your seats on a computer monitor. Ushers seat you and you can order food (everything from sandwiches, to pizza, to popcorn, and more), which is delivered to your very cushy seats! The matinee price was not much different from back home - $8.00. We saw The Kids Are Alright, starring Annette Benning and Julianne Moore. It was good and sure beat being out in the rain, or so we thought. Our next stop was Mother's Restaurant. Annisa emailed me that this place was on the Food Network's show, "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" this week for its bread pudding, which she knows I love. However, we almost needed a canoe to get there! Torrential downpour!
It is a cafeteria style restaurant with walls covered with articles written about it and photos of famous people who ate there. Above our table was a story on George and Laura Bush's visit to the 9th Ward after Hurricane Katrina when they also ate at various local businesses. President Bush's hand written letter to the owner and staff of the restaurant was on display as well.
The bread pudding was superb! I could not eat it all - it will be breakfast tomorrow!
We both had a cup of seafood gumbo and since Jim does not like bread pudding, he got one of their saucer sized chocolate chip cookies!
Our trip to New Orleans is coming to an end. We are so glad that we choose New Orleans because it is an amazing city in many ways. I encourage you to plan a visit. Tomorrow we head back home and to the family we miss so much! See you soon!