After leaving Mobile, I traveled to New Orleans. There I stayed at a state park across the Mississippi from the city itself. There is a ferry that takes you across the river to Canal St., right at the French Quarter.
I spent 2 days simply wandering around the Quarter. New Orleans is an mixture of style, decadence and Disneyfied tourism- very odd. It would probably be a great visit with a group.
I checked out a market area. It was mostly flea market cheap chotskies but there were a couple of nice food stalls. One, Bellegarde Bakery, had some of the best bread I’ve ever had.