We arrived in New Orleans yesterday late morning. We are here for a few days to celebrate our 30th birthday (which is on Friday).
We arrived just when a major thunderstorm was passing over New Orleans. Luckily we made it to our hotel before the weather got really bad.
It was pretty nasty all afternoon.
There was even a few tornado warnings.
But we still managed to make the most out of our day. We fashionably walked around with our hotel umbrellas with wet clothes and big hair 😉
We walked over to Red Fish Grill for lunch.
We enjoyed lots of local dishes from bbq oysters to
spiked coffee to grilled lemon fish (delicious!!!).
After lunch we continued to walk around New Orleans.
Walked down Bourbon Street, the French Quarter area and headed over to Jackson square followed by walking along the river and around Canal street.
Went and saw St. Louis Cathedral.
Had to get a picture of that – as it said Jax 🙂
After walking around New Orleans for awhile we headed back to the hotel to get ready for dinner.
First we stopped by the Carousel bar to check out the moving floor. It was packed so we just took some pictures and left.
We walked over to the Napoleon house to have some pre-dinner drinks.
We got one of their signature drinks — the Pimm’s original. It was pretty good. It was light and refreshing. We all really enjoyed the Napoleon house atmosphere! It was cute and rustic like. A stylish bar that gave us the feeling of old New Orleans.
After our some drinks we headed over to the Nola restaurant for dinner.
We enjoyed some mussels along with a salmon dinner (Michelle) and mahi mahi dinner (Lori). Everything at Nola’s was delicious! The service was great, loved their food presentations and the food was ridiculously good!
We did notice that to us the food might have had too much salt and black pepper. We realized we normally eat our food really plain when cooking at home, so we think our taste buds were not used to all that seasoning. But it was still really good food. We also had some of their corn bread, which was delicious.
After dinner we headed over to listen to some local jazz at the Preservation Hall.
We were not allowed to take pictures once the performers came in but here is what the room looked like. It was really small with a historic feel. It was really fun to experience some local New Orleans music. We walked back down Bourbon Street as we made our way back to the hotel to go to bed. It was a very long day for all of us as we started our journey at 4am.
We have been to New Orleans before when we were kids, so it is really nice to be able to come back a second time to see the sights and see all the history here again. And being older we can experience more of what New Orleans is all about food and drinks, haha. Our New Orleans trip continues.
Twins Question: Have you ever been to New Orleans? If so, what do you like to do here? Favorite bar or restaurant? Favorite site to see? If you have not, would you ever visit New Orleans?
till next time,