Today as we make our way back to Kitimat, Canada from New Orleans, one can only reflect on the incredible day we had yesterday exploring New Orleans.
Breakfast was a great start. Oh. My. Gosh. It was dee-lish! Eggs Benedict with a cajun-like hollandaise sauce over the poached egg on a crab cake on grits with colored potato hash. Fabulous!
Then it was onto Bourbon Street which was and wasn’t what I expected with all it’s souvenir shops and restaurants.
At least the boys looked good on it whilst cruising it!
Evidence of Mardi Gras past were here, there and everywhere. Our favorite where the array of beads hanging across Bourbon Street. From afar it might not look that impressive.
But underneath it, WOW! Sure beats the Australian habit of tying a pair of shoes together by its laces then throwing them over power lines. Sad but true.
The boys and girls had separated after breakfast, with each group doing their own thing before we met up again for some hydration at, where-else, but Hard Rock. So whilst I enjoyed a Groupie Grind (yes tragic name but fabulous cocktail)…
The children played cards. Don’t you just love a pack a cards, it really is the game that can go anywhere!
From here we took a stroll around the French Quarter, with Royal Street quickly becoming very much a favorite for various reasons.
For the children it was the window displays that they favored. There’s nothing like a live pussy-cat lying in a window to draw attention.
For us it was the street performers. This group of five were so versatile, swapping instruments and playing different genres.
This seed pod I came across on the foot-path was like nothing I’ve ever seen before, having no idea what tree it may have come from.
Dinner had to be eaten on Bourbon Street so naturally we went to Bourbon House. We weren’t disappointed.
Who knew seafood and bourbon could be combined in one meal, and a salad at that. The bourbon dressing on the salad was okay but the fried oysters… outstanding!
These Louisiana oysters that Hubby ordered were HUGE but remarkably tasty!
One couldn’t be in New Orleans and not have ‘gator. These balls were made of alligator meat and very, very tasty with the three different sauces!
New Orleans, if only we could have had more time to visit with you…