Only have a few hours in New Orleans? Here's a list of what to do in the Big Easy including world-famous Cafe du Monde and around St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square.
To get there, we had to travel the Lake Ponchartrain Causeway - the world's longest bridge measuring 24 miles long. A small toll is collected on the North Shore (Mandeville) side of the bridge.
After arriving near the heart of the city, we barely found a parking space. Fortunately, we were able to find one near the famous French Quarter.
The French Quarter began as French territory in 1718, but then was taken over by the Spanish until the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
There are several voodoo shops in the city. I went into Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo on Bourbon Street. The shop contains religious artifacts and souvenirs from around the world.