Saturday, November 13, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
What an amazing City! I went to New Orleans last week... Hubby was at a convention and I tagged along, because New Orleans is a City I had never been before. I REALLY had a wonderful time! Most of the time I was on my own, Hubby was either at the convention or taking customers out to dinner... I didn't mind. I have learned through the years how to do things on my own and have a great time doing them! So the first day there I took a bus tour of the city... I like to do that in a new city to kind of get my bearings and the lay of the land... and to also remember places I want to visit again during my stay. The bus trip took me ALL over the city... from the French Quarter, to the Garden District, to the Mississippi River, to
Lake Pontchartrain. The bus also tour also took us to the St. Louis Cemetery and the Lower 9th ward where most of the Hurricane Latrina damage still remains. Plus the rebuilding of some of that area of homes that are called "Make it right again Brad Pit" homes. Then onto the French market and some city street home of the Stars, Like Brad and Angelinas, Sandra Bullocks, and the recently foreclosed upon home of Nicholas Cage (More on that later). It was an amazing three hour tour and just enough history as to not bore me!
Then I took the Ghost tour that was so boring I wanted to leave it but it was dark and I didn't know where I was, so I stayed.
(I highly do not recommended it. I felt it was a tourist rip off. And it wasn't even fun or entertaining!)
Then I took a cruise on the Mighty Mississippi on a paddle wheel!
I walked up and down Bourbon Street with hubby one night then most nights by myself. I got some beads tossed at me one night... I'll never tell you how....
I walked to most of the restaurants. Red Fish Grill, Court of Two Sisters, Crazy Lobster, Arnauds, Tommy's Fine Cuisine and Johnny's Po Boys and Cooyuns Cajun in the French Market.
I stayed at the Marriott at 555 Canal Street which was a perfect place because it was in the heart of everything and everything was within walking distance.
I highly recommend New Orleans Janie!
I had such a good time! I felt safe and the people were SO nice!
Here are some of my photos...
This is an AMAZING blown glass chandelier!
This was my dinner at The Red Fish Grill.
Presentation gets a 5
Taste gets a 10!
It was so delicious and perfectly cooked!
It was the Red fish, served with these crispy potato slices with peas and mushrooms.
Walking down Bourbon Street at night.
St Louis Cemetery
I'm having trouble uploading the rest of my photos...
I have to contact Blogger. I can't figure out the problem.
When I do I'll do another post of New Orleans!
PART 2 COMING SOON!