Sunday, September 26, 2010

Funtastic Nawlins

My DH and I just got back from New Orleans...what a blast.  I do not think we have ever visited a place where we were so entertained.  Yes there was Bourbon Street, but there is so much more.  So much more...We did all the typical things, Beignets at Cafe Du Monde (over rated), trolley bus ride (a must do), visiting the cemeteries (WOW), eating crayfish at Deanies (yes!), having a Hurricane drink at Pat O'Brien's (over rated), walking the French Quarter (yes, yes, yes), listening to music at the clubs (there is something for everyone), and visiting the Garden District (a must).  Unfortunately our visit to the Botanical Gardens was not as nice as it could have been had the flowers been in bloom.

The best thing about New Orleans was the people.  I have never met so many friendly and helpful people.  Their energy and pride is infectious......and they love their Saints.  Who can blame them?

I had to take this picture of the safety pin...

Bestoff Sculpture Garden
I also thought this was so clever...a wall of beer taps.
Courtyard wall at a restaurant in Garden District

Things that you should also do...visit the Bestoff Sculpture Garden (City Park), eat at Cochon restaurant (Warehouse District),  and visit the glass blowing/art studios (Warehouse District).  We were lucky enough to hear Jeremy Davenport (the new Armstrong) at the Ritz Carlton.  Another unique dining experience was at Jacques-Imos.  The food was delicious, the staff was superb and highly attentive, and the eclectic decor was fascinating.


  1. Thanks for the tour!! Looks like you had a fantastic time!

  2. GREAT pics - I must go someday! This looks great!

  3. Never been so your tour was lots of fun - thanks!