With so much to see and learn in New Orleans, I wanted to disguise it as a game. Ellie and Lainey went on a Twitter-style, photo scavenger hunt the day we explored the French Quarter, French Market and Bourbon Street areas. The goal was to find at least 6 of the items on the list and then when we got home, caption them with 140 characters or less. This was an exercise in word selection. What do you want to tell your audience? Get to the point as clearly and concisely as possible. In the end we got as close to 140 characters as we could. #harshrealitiesofmomaseditor
Lainey’s Scavenger Hunt~
The beignets from Café du Monde were awesome and so delicious! There was a ton of powdered sugar on them. We watched them made through the window outside.
I learned some French today! Laissez les bons temps roulez! Let the good times roll! So I did. Dessert at Sucre in the middle of the day.
I saw a man do a headstand on a street post in the French Quarter at Jackson Square. He was a street performer. I’ve never seen anyone do a headstand like that!
This is a tang drum. The sound was great! It sounded like music that would be playing at a river picnic. I’ve never heard anything like that.
Ewwwww! Gross! I touched a craw-fish! The craw-fish had poop in its head! It’s funny and disgusting at the same time. It was very orange. I did not taste it because it looked too gross.
This is a fleur-de-lis. It is pretty and it’s a symbol of New Orleans. This is me at our campsite in the dog park and it has benches with fleur-de-lis.
Ellie’s Scavenger Hunt~
On the way to get beignets my Dad and I heard a group of street performers. We liked the music they were playing. One of the drummers was playing so fast his hands were a total blur.
When we were in New Orleans we got beignets. They were so good. The whole bag was full of powdered sugar. The beignets were warm and yummy.
I learned how to say fleur-de-lis. It is a symbol of New Orleans. The first time I saw the symbol it was on a bench in the dog park at our campsite.
When my family and I ate lunch in New Orleans we ate across from the oldest restaurant in New Orleans. The building was made out of old, cool bricks that were brown, grey, and black. The building was on Chartres Street in the French Quarter.
The streetcars are so cool. They can be fast and slow, green or red. I am guessing that a streetcar can hold 50 people. I wish I could have ridden on a red streetcar.
OMG, it was so big! On the back of the boat there was a big wheel that made it move. The name of the boat was The Natchez. That is the weirdest name for a boat.