My husband and I are adapting to an empty nest. To help ease back into being unencumbered adults we spent the past weekend in New Orleans. Check out what we did during our brief get away…
Have you ever used VRBO? We’ve been renting vacation homes from this service since the 90’s and haven’t rented a bad place yet, including this St. Charles Studio that was our Big Easy base for the weekend…
Our rental was right on the St. Charles line, which worked perfectly for us since we took the trolley everywhere we went…
We headed downtown to try Butcher for dinner but ended up eating at their sister restaurant – located right next door – instead. Cochon Butcher has a laid back vibe, unpretentious hipster wait staff, excellent meats and cheeses and a well stocked bar. They also – surprisingly – have a branch in our hometown. Who knew?
The next morning we had breakfast at Camellia Grill, where every seat provides a perfect view of the waiters and cooks working their magic between the counter and the grille.
With our appetites sated we headed down to the French Quarter, where we spent most of the day exploring any street or store that caught our fancy.
We capped off our Quarter visit with afternoon oysters and beer…
After eating we headed back uptown and passed one beautiful home after another. I could spend days walking and riding around just looking at New Orleans architecture…
Summer in New Orleans gets pretty hot and swampy so it was a true treat to come back to our place and relax with a Fat Tuesday daiquiri by the backyard pool…
After resting up we capped off the day with Italian, followed by a night spent dancing to Rockin Dopsie Jr. and his Zydeco Twisters at Rock ‘n’ Bowl.
What an amazing night! The vibe at Rock ‘n’ Bowl is hard to beat, with people aged 1 to 100 dancing and laughing and having a great time mixing it up with each other. We even got a a lesson in Krewe history, when members of The Krewe of Tucks came by to persuade Dopsie Jr. to serve as their King next Mardi Gras. Rocking out to Dopsie Jr. and his gang was the perfect way to end the day…
If you get to New Orleans you might want to check out the places where we spent our time (and our money) during our get-away…
- Fat Tuesday New Orleans Daiquiris
- Acme Oyster House
- Cafe Du Monde
- Cochon Butcher
- The Quarter Stitch
- Harris Antiques
- James H. Cohen & Sons Inc.
- Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown
- Camellia Grill
- Meyer The Hatter
- The St. Charles Streetcar Line
- Rock ‘n’ Bowl
- The French Market
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