|St. Louis's Cathedral at Jackson Square|
Tonight we're going to dinner at Luke, a restaurant owned by John Besh. During one of the past "Next Iron Chef" competitions (which I watched on TV a while back as a rerun), John Besh was one of the finalists -- and one of the chefs that I really liked. He eventually lost to Michael Symon (who I also really like), but I was curious about him when I heard he was from New Orleans so I decided to try one of his restaurants while we're here. I'm looking forward to giving it a try, after which I imagine we'll stroll down Bourbon Street before turning in fairly early. Tomorrow morning, we're going to go have beignets for breakfast before heading over to the cruise ship terminal to board the ship. We're both really excited about the departure because we'll be going down the Mississippi for quite a ways before hitting the Gulf, and it should be really fun to watch the shoreline. The prediction is for rain tomorrow (at least, scattered showers) so I hope it doesn't spoil our ability to hang out on deck and watch everything go by.