Our last stop before heading back to the hotel for an early bedtime was for prerace pizza. You know...carb-loading and all!
We made our way to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and wandered around before walking Ashton back to her hotel for her group dinner with her running club buddies.
Shannon's mom texted us to let us know that her Grandma had enjoyed beignets at that exact open air cafe when she was in NOLA. She told us that she also ate them while on a visit. Since Shannon had them earlier that morning, we had to take Ashton back so we could make a 4th generation experience of enjoying beignets in the exact same location. Maybe Ashton will take her kids one day.
NOLA's public transportation system is very inexpensive. You can ride the streetcars and buses all day long for $3 per person. Since we were trying to stay off our feet with the big race coming up, we took advantage of the opportunity to ride the streetcar. We can also mark another form of transportation off our list of experiences!
Crepes, French Toast, and an egg sandwich, are all part of the carb-loading experience as we gear up for the next day's half marathon. Lunch was really good at this little cafe across from the convention center.
Ashton met us at the Convention Center Race Expo where she arrived with her University of Alabama Running Club members.
We headed back to the Convention Center on Saturday morning and noticed this MLK Jr. display that we missed the night before.
I'm Michael Smith and this website is simply documentation of our travels over the course of 500 days. We are very lucky. We went bowling ... and some other stuff.