Around New Orleans

Ritz Carlton New Orleans
Around New Orleans


Around New Orleans

Since we were staying right on the edge of the French Quarter I was able to spend plenty of time exploring the area as my wife had morning meetings.

Burbon Street was under some MAJOR construction during our visit.  The entire street was shut down and blocked off.  Only the sidewalks were available and they were kind of tight when the people traffic picked up.

Im mad at myself for not trying a hand grenade while in New Orleans…. I stuck with the hurricanes.

One afternoon we decided to stop and grab some oysters at Acme Oyster House.  There was a line of about 2-3 people ahead of us.  I had no idea this was a popular place we just decided to pop in.  After less than 5 minute wait we were able to grab a seat a the bar.  We were able to watch them shuck the oysters while we waited for our food.

For the first time in my life I had raw oysers…..meh.  The chargrilled ones however were great!  Nice and buttery and garlicky.   Comedian D.L. Hughes also came in and got a corner table while we were there.


We stopped in Leah’s and got some tasty pralines to take home.

One morning I walked down to Stanley for breakfast while my wife was in a morning meeting.

Amazingly good breakfast!

The best grits I have ever tasted!!! WOW!

A bit pricey at $30 for one person for breakfast however.

One evening we partook in a Marid Gras themed parade through Canal Street.

There was a full on band and we marched all the way too……

Pat O’Briens for dinner and drinks.

One day we had the chance to participate in a bayou airboat tour.

My wife and I got to sit next to the boat driver.  We saw one or two smallish croc’s by throwing in a marshmallow to coax them out.

Our boat captain had a baby croc with him in the boat in a cooler.  He let us pass it around and hold if we wanted. Our boat captain was very informative and shared a lot of information about the wildlife habitat and the area.

Overall we had a great time in NOLA.  It was nice to visit for a few days and get a small taste but we may not be back for a while.


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