We were now back on schedule, but the details of our itinerary were different. The city tour that would have been on the previous day, was pushed to today with a modified itinerary. The session at the New Orleans Cooking School that would have been on the previous evening was also pushed to today. The WWII Museum tour originally scheduled for today became optional. A few people elected to tour the museum, but most chose the city tour.

Court of the Two Sisters

The day started with a jazz brunch in the Court of the Two Sisters, or as Jim always calls it, the place of the several siblings.

We enjoyed sitting under the wisteria. The selection of goodies was large and tasty. I couldn't pass up the Eggs Benedict, which were freshly prepared to oreder rather than congealing on a steam table.

Canal Street

After brunch we walked to Canal Street where we met our tour bus and guide. I'm sorry I don't remember the guide's name because he was outstanding. A native New Orleanian who spent a good bit of his life in California, family and Le Bons Temps lured him back.

Rather than the standard touristic spots, he focused on African American history in the city.

MLK Elementary

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., charter school was featured in our tour of the Ninth Ward. After Katrina the city school board dragged its feet reopening this school until the neighborhood parents grabbed the bull by the horns and began rebuilding.

The school was taken over by the state but has since been returned to the local school district.

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