I was at work when I received the invite. A trip to New Orleans has been long overdue. I had been previously but almost always on a work trip. This time it would be different. This time I was going on a real trip, with no work in sight…yay.
Upon my arrival, we opted for a Lyft to the hotel and our driver had the best suggestions on what to do, where to eat and things to see.
We unknowingly booked the perfect hotel, walking distance to the French Quarter and Burbon Street. Conveniently enough, a street car line traveled right in front of our hotel, as well. The first night in town, we went to a late dinner at Daisy Dukes. Rumor has it that the character Princess Tiana from Disney’s Princess and the Frog is based off of the original owner of Daisy Dukes.
The first day full day, we woke up to pouring rain. Initially this had us on edge because everything we had planed for the majority of that day would have put us outside. Thankfully, the rain subdued by the time we headed out the doors and we went on to walk the streets downtown and take on a ghost tour of New Orleans. On the tour, we visited cemeteries, learned a lot about the ways and geography of the place and met some very interesting individuals.
I really thought we would be out at all hours of the day and night but the sun and humidity beat us down on most of the days and we ended in our room, every night with the TV on… I know…I’m not proud lol.
I had such a great time in New Orleans! I can’t wait to come back and I’m also eager to book another trip, before the end of the calendar year.
Where should I go next? DC, Maybe?