Our second Sojourn in New Orleans has come to an end, and we are heading back to Boise. One of the things I will miss the most, once we’ve returned to our landlocked home in Idaho, is…the fish.
New Orleans has the wonderful Audubon Aquarium of the Americas on the River Walk, which runs along the Mississippi right next to where the Algiers Ferry docks.
It features a variety of water environments, ocean, gulf, bayou, and river, as well as a rain forest with a waterfall, and parrots, who have lived there since it opened in 1990. We had taken Lina to visit as a toddler, so it was fun to return with her this trip. And see old friends.
And of course lots and lots of fish.
You really do see fish everywhere in New Orleans.
Like on the sidewalk,
or at the Hong Kong Market, where you not only get to see them, but eat them too.
You can buy your fish fresh there, and take it home to make your own Vietnamese Crispy Fish with Cilantro,
or you can have your fish as a poboy,
or at Mandina’s, as Gulf Fish Meunière.
I’m really, really going to miss you, fish.