Today we walked through the French Quarter and caught the historic Charles Street streetcar to the Garden District. We explored the Lafayette Cemetary, where there literally was vegetation growing from every little crack in the stones. The caskets are sealed above ground in tombs because the water table is so high. The tombs and the overgrowth made the cemetary seem much older than it is -- we saw one tombstone that was engraved this year.
We got lunch and walked through some old streets with beautiful old homes and took the streetcar back to the French Quarter where we visited the Lousiana State Museum.