Hi all. I’m slowly recovering from a weekend in New Orleans. No, its not because I drank a little too much, I swear! I actually had a layover at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport, and made the mistake of getting chicken tacos at Qdoba. Worst mistake ever…I think I definitely had food poisoning, and I’m just now starting to feel human again. I will never eat Qdoba again…
Anyways, on a brighter note, the rest of the weekend was SO fun! I was there for my friend Laura’s bachelorette party. One of the bridesmaids grew up in New Orleans, so she planned most of the weekend activities, and she did such a great job as our tour guide!
New Orleans is all about the live music and the food, both of which we thoroughly enjoyed during our weekend visit. I arrived on Friday, and after a quick change of clothes, we headed to the Columns for a cocktail.
|Eli and Peyton Manning’s house. Yes, it is tilted.|
|Sandra Bullock’s house|
|Petting John Goodman’s dog!|
The cemetery was really spooky, as the graves are actually above ground. The ground is too swampy to bury the bodies. Instead, as each body “rots” (sorry, I know that’s morbid) they put another body on top of it. Generation after generation is buried in an above-ground grave.
If you ever find yourself in New Orleans, be sure to take a tour of the cemeteries.
After the walking tour was over, it was time for us to head back to get ready for dinner. But on the way, we had to make one stop- at a drive-thru daiquiri!
Yep, open container laws don’t exist in New Orleans, and these drive-thru daiquiris are all over the place. I have to admit, it was pretty tasty on a hot day…
Then we were off to Bourbon Street, which was INSANE. It reminded me a little bit of Beale Street in Memphis, but wilder and “dirtier.”
It was remarkable that Bourbon Street was so wild and raw, yet you could walk over one block and fine nice restaurants and art galleries. We had dinner at one of these nice restaurants, Arnaud’s. It was great, though not quite as awesome as Peche the night before.
After dinner, we had to stop at Cafe Du Monde for a beignet (when in Rome, right?)
….and then off to Frenchman street for more live music. This time it was at d.b.a, where Rebirth Brass Band was playing. Another fun night in New Orleans!
My return flight left bright and early on Sunday morning. I was only in New Orleans for about 36 hours, but we covered a lot of ground and had such a great time!