Our schedule for the weekend was fairly simple and relaxed, which is our ideal way to see a city. We drove from Austin, picked up Ryno's aunt and enjoyed our first dinner in the Garden District. The next day we spent in and around the French Quarter seeing all the "must-see" sites. On Saturday we stayed in the Garden District and enjoyed a self-guided walking tour of homes.
For me one of the unexpected and happy additions to the trip was running into an old friend who was also visiting NOLA over the weekend. Also, on the way home we intentionally ran into another set of friends to watch team USA play Portugal in the World Cup over dinner.