Hey everyone! We made it safely to New Orleans despite last minute snafus of a tenant with a nonworking furnace late Friday night and a bloody nose in the morning. Great way to start a vacation, right?
We are staying at the Place D’Armes Hotel in the French Quarter. I love this place because it really fits into the Quarter style wise and it is very reasonable. Not to mention being easy to walk everywhere!
It was pretty cold here on Saturday – 40 degrees (which was 45 degrees *warmer* than what we left behind)
We were ready for dinner and hit up a classic business district place:
Mother’s! Always crowded, but the line went really quick. We split a bowl of crawfish etouffee:
Yum! Plus we split the house specialty the Famous Ferdi Special, which is a sandwich with ham, roast beef and debris, which is a mix of shredded roast beef and gravy left over from the roasting process. This was a rich tasting sandwich and sooooooooo goood!
Very tasty sandwich, I have to say.
We were lucky enough to catch a parade Saturday night!
This is one of the only big parades that goes right through the French Quarter (and a block from our hotel). I love the parades here because you get involved in them. The parade people toss out trinkets, beads, and souvenirs. This parade can get political and quite racy, I have to say LOL! It was funny, though.
And Who D’at????? This city is soooo proud of it’s Saints. Here is a take on that with this float.
Here is my collection of stuff tossed to me at the parade (it was sooo cold, too)
Then we had some beignets! Cafe du Monde had an enormous line, so we went to Cafe Beignet instead:
So good. Although du Monde is better, I think.
This morning, I was all ready for a run!
John, not so much:
We headed out for a 30 minute run all around the Quarter. I would have gone farther, but John hasn’t run since the end of October!
Then we hit up CC’s Community Coffee for some brekkie. John decided to get a piece of praline king cake:
Richly decadent and more like dessert. I decided to have a Sunday staple:
With some damn good coffee. Now we all ready to do some sightseeing and more eating! I’ll be back tonight. I love free internet access in the hotel!