Let the good times roll! We began the day with a hearty breakfast at a nearby diner, where some people tried grits while others stayed more traditional with eggs and bacon. This fueled us for our morning at Grow Dat Youth Farm--a community farm that provides employment for high school students across New Orleans. Our group split into thirds; two groups weeded while the other worked with compost, a very smelly pile of compost. But at 65, clear and sunny, we were happy to soak in the sun while working hard on the farm. This was also a great opportunity to meet and work with other college-aged students from NC State and Cornell College of Iowa.
The day continued at Rock 'n' Bowl, a bowling alley with live music and good food. This combination brings locals and tourists every night, which was apparent by the many types of dancing we saw as the live zydeco band took the stage. But it wasn't long before Nicki joined them, dancing and playing the washboard. This prompted a fun night of dancing with friends and locals, not to undermine the crawfish étouffée and red beans and rice that we had to start the night. The bowling also got a bit competitive although nobody (except Drew) broke 100. This exciting evening was the end of a great day. We can't wait for more adventures to unfold in NOLA!
Melissa and Priscilla