Thursday, January 24, 2013

FTV 1/24/2013 Exploring New Orleans

At every port, each division will have one day of watch/maintenance. My second day in New Orleans was spent as the Cadet Supervisor of watch from 0000 to 0800. This means that From 2330 (11:30 pm) until 0730(7:30 am) I would take rounds of the ship, make sure the cadets that had liberty were being responsible when they returned, and make sure that those who had watch, cleaning, and scullery for those hours were present and accounted for. I had a radio in case I needed to report something quickly or in case the ensign on watch needed my help.
Beignets and Cafe Au Lait
On day three of our stay in NOLA, and my first real day of liberty (the first one was a "freebie because we got there early) I got to travel around, eat some great food, and see some pretty amazing things. I got to have my very first Beignets and Cafe Au Lait!  We stopped at Cafe du Monde; a great little cafe with a gigantic line! It seemed as though that was the place where the locals loved to get their coffee. And the Beignets! They are little square shaped doughnuts (with no doughnut hole) that have been fried and absolutely smothered in powdered sugar! Yum! Probably not the best choice if you're trying to eat healthy, but the taste of these warm, soft, flaky  pastries is so worth it. They're pretty popular, seeing as how you'll see an advertisement for them around every corner.

I went inside the St. Louis Cathedral; it towered over Jackson Square and is such a gorgeous piece of art. There was a jazz band just outside of the cathedral, along with palm readers and painters with their works of art lined up along the rod iron fence. Surrounding the square were little shops and restaurants. It looks like a whole different world from daytime to the nightlife.

Try to build a cathedral arch with this interactive activity 
Learn the science of cathedral stained glass with this interactive
Try this activity: Can you build a structure to withstand the elements?

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