New Orleans Part One
Its been a week since we traveled the eight hours over to New Orleans and I'm already itching to go back. The trip was hot, tiring, inspiring, beautiful and everything in between. I'm breaking it up into two parts since I took a million pictures and didn't want to overwhelm, so here we go!
We arrived in New Orleans in the afternoon on Saturday and after a ride down St. Charles, we ventured over to our hotel, Maison Dupuy in the French Quarter. Maison was located on Toulouse St and very close to all of the action if you're looking to get toasted on Bourbon with hurricanes and hand grenades then stumble on home. It was a beautiful setting and had a gorgeous courtyard, I'm kicking myself for not packing any swimwear with me to take advantage of it. After checking in, we grabbed dinner and drinks at Napoleon House and begin to stretch our legs from the long drive with a nice walk around the quarter. We also walked down to Frenchman St. to take in some live music and wander around their art market, which was a visual delight. Any place covered in twinkle lights is a place I want to be.
New Orleans is hot ya'll. Even at 8 am it's still hot. Having grown up on the Gulf Coast, I'm used to being able to bite the air when you breathe, but I guess living in the hill country for many years now has made me soft. Alas, the heat kicked my butt on this trip. We would get up early and explore, then break for a while and go back out again.
Our other two days were spent wandering around from place to place with no particular destination in mind. It seems like every time I head down to New Orleans, I have so much I want to do but it all seems to just get tossed out the window. There's just SO much to do and see and all of it is fabulous. A few places we visited included: Dat Dog, Cochon Butcher, Camellia Grill, Court of Two Sisters and Port of Call. If you ever find yourself having a burger and baked potato at Port of Call, I highly suggest ordering the Red Turtle to go with it.
So that's it for part one ya'll! Have any of you ever been to New Orleans? If so, what was your favorite place there? *You can always follow along and keep up with me day to day over on my Instagram page, HERE.