Jazz, Blues and New Orleans

Written by Nadine Zangerle on . Posted in USA

Enjoying a beautiful sunset at the white powdery beach of St. Petersburg we said goodbye to Florida. Cruising through Alabama and Mississippi we came to New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Bayou Segnette National Park was the perfect campground since we just could hop on the ferry and get right into New Orleans – for free.

We just had been lucky and the city offered two festivals on this weekend. After enjoying a bit of the seafood festival with great food and live music we headed over to the Lafayette Park to experience some of the Blues and Barbecue Festival.

On Saturday we crabbed our camping chairs and listened to blues the whole day. To get out of the sun once in a while we strolled through the beautiful streets of the French Quarters.

The French Quarter was packed with artists and musicians and you could hear jazz and blues everywhere. I liked the click clocking of the donkeys pulling the colorful carriages through the quarter. Inspired of the music and atmosphere we enjoyed a trip with a real paddle wheeler down the Mississippi.

We just loved New Orleans with this charm and great music. Very sad, even after 7 years the hurricane Katrina had left a lot of empty and destroyed houses.