New Orleans and Back

Where was I, oh at the hostel with the pictures attached to the walls and a 'lost combat-boot' on thr run.

Anywho, we made our way back down to Bourbon Street just in time to look for a place for dinner and boy did we find a place. We ate at the famous Pat O'Brien's - famous for their drinks but should be for their food. I had a Cajun sampler; jambalaya, gumbo and crawfish Étouffée - to die for.

After dinner we had drinks by the flaming fountain - 2 Hurricane's and an Abita Amber beer. We then made our way down to the river and Frenchman Street to seearch and find the d.b.a. bar. After one pint and surveying the scene, I concluded that the same crowd occupies the heorot, on any given night.

Post d.b.a we headed back up river toward Bourbon Street and to the madness that could ensue. However, it did not (ensue) and we continued the night bar hopping and searching out every last type of Abita beer that was available.

We wandered, peeking into shops and finally resting at the Cat's Meow; a karaoke bar with a balcony which i like more than the entertainment on stage.

If you know nothing about New Orleans, you should still know it is famous for the balconies that sit on nearly every house and building in the French Quarter or Vieux Carre.

We headed back to the hostel after that and then went to bed, anticipating another long day of sight seeing and for me - driving.


Ho Hum, I'm In New Orleans

When I said I was taking spring break this year, most people questioned: when is that? And, from what are you taking a break?

To them, I, well, don't know what to say. However, I'm in New Orleans and having a blast trying all the food and spirits I can, without going into a gumbo coma.

Andi, Rebecca and I finally made it to the big easy last evening, prior to a trip to Bourbon Street and to Coop's Place. More on both later.

We arrived and checked into our hostel, India House Backpacker's Hostel, and promptly were checked in by the desk attendant.

Soon after we took the Canal Street Car to Bourbon street and took the desk attendant's suggestion on what gastric pleasures to induce ourselves with.

He suggested Coop's Place and we took the bate. After finally finding the place we sat down, or rather, sat with complete strangers - three girls from Minnesota who had been to New Orleans several times, well, it seemed they had been everywhere, several times.

I ordered the red beans and rice with two piece Cajun fried chicken, mmmmmm. Let's just say the breading on the chicken was the best I've had anywhere, in a long time.

After dinner we headed back to the hostel and had a restful night, for the first time in 2 days.

This morning we awoke early and made our way to the street car and to the French Quarter.

We toured around the historic parts, seeing neat buildings, the river, graveyards and whatever else New Orleans had to offer us.

As we sit it is 84 degrees, sunny and nice.

Tonight we are heading back to the historic district, bar hopping and seeing whatever else there is to see.

More on this later. . . .


New Orleans, here we come

Whether you may or may not know, sorry for the bad punctuation, I am leaving with Andi and our friend Rebecca tonight for New Orleans.

I will be micro-blogging via twitter, but also giving picture updates on here, as I can.

Let's just call the trip 'Boss Hog's Hurrah'

See You Soon!

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