The next day we wandered around the French Quarter again, looking at all the artists work set up around Jackson Square and doing a bit of shopping. I can see why people call New Orleans ‘The Big Easy’ because it has such a chilled out atmosphere and everyone is so happy and friendly. It was such a fun place and somewhere I’d like to go back to some day. We spent our second evening back at the B&B making use of the gas BBQ, relaxing in the hammock and having another dip in the hot tub.
After a fun day exploring space, we had a meal in Hooters (the only restaurant for miles near our motel) and discovered the amazing supermarket that is Big Lots. I could talk forever about how great this shop is but I won’t. All I’ll say is we went in to buy some chocolate and came out with a cool bag, a folding toothbrush, 2 pairs of shoes, some make up remover, a chocolate Easter Bunny and loads of snacks – that’s how good it is.
Finally the rain eased off a bit so we headed out in our coats and walking boots, which we discovered must be a novelty in Dallas as nobody else seemed to own a coat and everyone looked at us like weirdos! We had a wander around but the rain started to get worse again, so we bought some snacks from 7 Eleven and headed back towards the room to have tea there. On the way back we went past the Dallas Heritage Village – an outdoor museum showcasing the history of life in Dallas and apparently it’s also home to the most haunted building in the city! Sadly it was shut when we got there but it looked really interesting.
The next day the sun was shining and the blue skies were back, so we got up early and went out to explore. We visited a huge monument of a herd of cattle crossing the river (where we also spotted some really cute ducklings), saw JFK’s memorial, and also the spot where he was shot. It was very interesting to stand and see where the shots were fired from and stand in the spot where he was first hit. A must visit for anyone that likes history!
To be continued...