Exploring New Orleans

Since I have already posted about New Orleans once this week, I figured why not tell you about my whole trip!In mid April, I flew on a full flight from DC to New Orleans, LA for a fun adventure with friends. Since it was a full flight I was required to check my carry on luggage (since I travel lite, it was the only luggage I had for the trip). At some point during my travel my luggage was misplaced by the airline, so upon my arrival to NOLA I was empty handed.

I met a friend, who flew from Oregon for the week’s adventure. Luckily she was kind enough to let me borrow anything I needed until my luggage arrived at our step a few days later.

Since we had to sign for my luggage we couldn’t go far until it arrived, so we took it easy, walked around Audubon Park, and explored the neighborhood where we were staying. We ate breakfast at a small cafe tucked between houses, with prompt service and dog friendly seating (although we didn’t have any pets with us). After my luggage arrived we ventured out more.

We took the street car to the city and had breakfast at the Ruby Slipper, my go to meal is French Toast and I wasn’t let down. After that we road the street car (the wrong way at first) to City Park, which we spent half our day at. Walking around, people watching and relaxing in the sunshine. City park had tandem-bikes, paddle boats and a very relaxing environment. While at City Park we also strolled through the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

Then off to Bourbon street we went. This was an interesting sight to say the least. It was early to mid afternoon, and there were handfuls of street performers, tourists and workers alike. We saw bands, individual artists and even a kid who was maybe fourteen years old singing and playing for passerby’s to listen. It was fun.  Towards the end of our trip we were sure to stop at Cafe Du Monde for their beignets and hot chocolate! After stopping at a local restaurant for a Po’Boy.

I was surprised by the lush New Orleans had. It added to it’s character. All the over growth, beaten up side walks and the architecture of the older buildings made for a authentic and memorable experience.

I must admit that Audubon Park was my favorite part of the trip. I went their every day (we stayed a few blocks away from it) and each day I was amazed by its beauty and refreshment.


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