One of the staples for the men fighting in the Civil War was hardtack. I learned that this week and I also learned what it was...crackers. Now when we have our crackers and cheese in the afternoon on our trip, we think of those soldiers and continue to thank them for what they did. Tomorrow we leave for New Orleans. General Beauregard's house and The Old Confederate Mint are on the agenda.Since we love Emeril, we'll eat at Nola's. What a fun time.