I had a good start to my day. My friend managed to fix my camera. I didnt have to buy a new camera.
We had some coupons for Cafe Beinets. We had a drink and a beinet for breakfast. We didn't have too much planned. Our day started at 11am. The major thing we wanted to do was go on the street car. We decided to go on the St Charles St line. It goes on St Charles St in a 'c' shape line. We knew there were some shops and restaurants on Magazine St that sounded pretty interesting from the ads in tourism books and recommendation from friends. Magazine St is parallel to St Charles St and they are about 6 blocks apart. I found a dessert place name Sucre on Magazine st. The plan was to find Sucre and walk around Magazine St. We found Sucre. It was so nice and pretty. Pastel colors decorated the place. It sold gelato, sundaes, cakes , macaroons and chocolates. For the four of us, we ordered a sundae, a chocolate cake and a cupcake. We didnt finish the whole thing because it wasnt very good. Sucre reminded me of Thierry on Alberni st but has a more casual atmosphere.
There was a Starbucks on Magazine st. We like to use wifi when available to us. Connie wanted to make a phone call and was wanting to find a payphone. Pay phones seem to be extinct. I suggested using Skype to make the phone call. While connie was trying to make her call, I sat at a table with a lady for a few minutes. Then i asked her about restaurant recommendations and other areas we should check out. One of the places she suggested was Oak st. Oak st was easy to get to from the streetcar line. We managed to find Oak St. What the lady didnt know was that 98% of the stores on Oak St were closed because of the holiday. We were hungry and found a bbq restaurant which was opened. It was a great meal. We shared ribs, hickory smoked chicken, hush puppies and chicken wings.
After dinner, we had to head back to the French Quarter to go to the ghost tour. We were at the streetcar stop when we saw a group of guys. One guy started talking to us. He sat by us on the streetcar. We were chatting with him the whole way back. Him and his friends are in New Orleans to watch the Sugar Bowl. I asked him the price of the tickets. I told him people we talked to said that the tickets are about $200 each. That would be too much for our blood. He told me the site to go on for cheap tickets. We managed to get some tickets to tomorrow's Sugar bowl.