Our First Day in New Orleans

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.

Cafe Du Monde BeignetsWhile we savored our beignets, we enjoyed some local musicians and a little “street performance”.  It was the perfect combo for a warm afternoon in New Orleans, and our first day of the trip.

Local Musicians performing in The French Market, New OrleansWe 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.
St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square in New Orleans
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Big Easy Daiquiris
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Random knick knacks in New OrleansNew 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.

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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.

Dessert was soo delicious. This is officially #foodcationThe restaurant was in the middle of Bourbon Street, which was wide awake with activity when we left.  It was quite entertaining.  The only thing that I could compare it to, was Las Vegas on steroids…
Bourbon Street
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Window Display on Bourbon Street

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…

 

13 comments
Susan
Susan

Oh how neat. I'm from New Orleans. You got some great shots and ate at my favorite places!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your visit♥

rachael
rachael

awesome pics! Lots of tatas on Bourbon Street! I want to see some graveyard pics!

Becca -Our Crazy Boys
Becca -Our Crazy Boys

Wow... you nailed it. Your pictures reminded me of when we went to New Orleans years ago!

Danielle Smith
Danielle Smith

THe pictures are fabulous!! I love that city! Seeing you in person? Even BET-TAH! xoxo

Erin Burns
Erin Burns

Loving all your FONTS!! Your page looks so pretty. =) And thanks for sharing all those pics. I (almost) feel like I was there too...now I just want to go to NOLA even more!

Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

I love the pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Casey
Casey

I went to LSU in Baton Rouge.....just a short drive from New Orleans. Spent many a night on Bourbon Street and in the quarter. Love, love, love! Don't miss Pat O'Brien's.....and if you want some spooky stuff, head down to Lafitte's. It's the oldest bar on Bourbon, the only to survive the fires decades ago and is incredibly haunted. Pass The Parade and Oz.......keep going........on the left. Looks like a shack. My all time favorite! Oh, and if you want to be really freaked out, go to the Dungeon on Toulouse, next to one of the three Tropical Isle locations. It opens at midnight, is full of funky caves and little inlets to sit in....coffins hanging from the ceiling.......don't miss going upstairs for a scare!

Kelly
Kelly

SOO jealous of the beignets!! There used to be a great place to get them and some really good cafe au lait at the Tustin Marketplace, but it closed.......

Wendy of Wendys Hat
Wendy of Wendys Hat

How fun! Thanks for sharing. You take great pics and Tiffany look fab in those glasses. Sorry I wasn't shocked {I'm from Vegas}!

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

YESSS, we left the Quarter....I have more posts!!!

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

I wouldn't think that you would be shocked at all...LOL