February 21, 2013

NOLA Day 2

After a good night's rest and a hearty breakfast at the hotel, Hubby and I ventured across the river to purchase his new car.  

After the car purchase, he had to come back home to get ready for work the next day.  I stayed behind with Lisa and Bobby.

We headed over toe Jackson Square and the French Market.  

First up was lunch at Cafe Maspero.  Lisa and I split the club sandwich, which was HUGE, and the jambalaya maybe. It was all good. They also have cheap daiquiris so I tried their strawberry one.  It was not good.  It was like they made it with Malibu rum and I am NOT a coconut fan or a rum fan.  Glad I didn't spend much on that.

When we left there, we headed over the the place where you can watch the street performers.

We got there just in time to see them getting ready to start a new show.  I'm not sure if this is who was there but they are very similar.  They were funny too.

I thought it was really a great show.  They weren't vulgar and they seemed to have a great message. They involved some kids too.  I was glad we got to see them.

After that, we headed toward the French Market.  We were just browsing the shops, etc.  It was a bit windy and chilly.

When Bobby had enough of the cold, he headed back to to hotel to get his jacket.  Lisa and I waited in line at Cafe Du Monde.

OH MY WORD.  I have missed those beignets.

After all that deliciousness, we headed back to the hotel to recharge, us and our phones!

Next, we headed back to the French Quarter.  We'd heard we should really try this restaurant on a side street but when we got there, the wait was 1.5 hours long.  We decided it was not worth it.

Back on Bourbon, we found a little place called Old Nawlins Cookery.  It was late and we weren't starving but we did want something.  This place was fun.  We ate upstairs almost like in someone's house or something.  They had the NBA Slam Dunk contest on so we watched that some too.

Gumbo was devine.

Crab cakes were even better. YUMMY.

After we were sufficiently stuffed, we headed to the Cat's Meow to watch some idiots sing karaoke.  We saw a few bachlorette parties and some got annoying.

We did end up upstairs where there was WAY more room and you could go out on the balcony.

We ended up at a nice place called Old Opera House because they were playing 80's music.  The band ended up being pretty good and we ended up getting a table in the back so we could sit and watch.  The only bad part?  Pushy waitress would not leave us alone.

Night 2 was a success.  Bobby, Lisa, and 'Serena' headed back to the hotel for some sleep!

Next up, the last day!
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