Today we drove down to New Orleans for a quick one day trip. We are coming down here to shoot video of a new piece of equipment that is arriving at the Michoud Assembly Facility tomorrow. It will be used to produce major parts of the Ares I rocket.
When we come down here to South Louisiana, we have started staying at the downtown Marriott. We used to stay in Slidell, but by staying at the Marriott, we are on the edge of the French Quarter and the food is MUCH better!
Just up the street was a little restaurant that I had always wanted to eat at...
Tonight we had dinner at the Original Pierre Maspero's...this building dates back to 1788 and it is said that Andrew Jackson met with the Lafitte brothers here and planned the defense for the historic and epic Battle of New Orleans.
I had an aligator po-boy, a cup of chicken and andouille gumbo and a draft Abita beer...that is about as New Orleans as it gets! Needless to say it was delicious!
Here is the view of Canal Street from my room...
Last weekend I took the boys bowling...we aren't very good at it, but it's fun to roll heavy balls down a slick lane! The 8 pound balls the boys were using could barely knock the pins over!