The other part of New Orleans that was recommended to us was the Garden District, and going there ment taking a street car (yeee). Very different from The French Quarter, the Garden District is known for it's big houses and also for the cemetery. There were tour guides outside the cemetery, ready to guide you through the graves but we passed on that one.
We were desperately unlucky with the weather and 15 minutes after we got off the streetcar it started pouring down and we had to seek refuge in the first place we found, which was a bar. Where we sat for at least 30 minutes, decided we wanted to get going, went out into the rain, regretted it, and went into the first cafe we saw. Great start to the day really. At least everywhere had free wifi and we read the news and chatted while we drank our coffees.
And then hunger got to us and the rain started to subside so we went in search of vegetables. And instead we found Mexican. Now, I think this is my favourite cuisine, so I was happy. Have you ever been to a restaurant and it depresses you that you can't order the whole menu? That's how I felt at the Rum Shack. But we got some pulled pork nachos and a section of tacos and ate until we could not eat more. Portion size in the south are a challenge.
Deciding we had to walk off the nachos we went in a search for the streetcar again to get back to the French Quarter so we could walk really slowly by the river, but it was of course too warm and humid so we ended up in a shopping mall where we got started on the Christmas present shopping.