Last Wednesday morning, I got up at the crack o’ dawn, 3:15am. Tiffany had scheduled our flight to New Orleans at 7:05am in San Diego. I was able to find my way to Tiffany’s house in the dark, and we made it to the airport. I think we were both half asleep as we descended on our way to Las Vegas, and then New Orleans. We checked into our hotel, Chateau Bourbon, and then headed towards The French Quarter. The main reason that we headed towards The French Quarter is to go to the French Market, and more specifically Café Du Mondé. We were in search of beignets.
We were in no hurry so we took some time and went sight seeing in The French Quarter. You can see some of the pictures that I took below.
New Orleans is a pretty eclectic city. Tiffany looks awesome in sunglasses, and well, you never know what kind of knick knacks that you may find in all of those tourist spots along the way.
We took a different way back and walked down Canal Street, which has stores and restaurants along both sides of the street. And the best part was the streetcars going down the middle of the street. I never got a chance to ride the streetcars, but they only cost $1.25 each way.
Tiffany and I arrived back at our room, and Ciaran had arrived. We all decided that we wanted a really good meal on our first night in town. Per the recommendation of Alexandra, we headed towards Galatoire’s Restaurant. The food and service were amazing. We all finished our dinner off with a dessert. I had warm pecan cake with coffee ice cream.
I just had to include the last picture, for shock value. It was the perfect ending to a really long day. We headed back to the hotel and went to bed. It was a great first day in New Orleans.
I will be back with more stories and photos, later this week…