Destination: New Orleans, LA …NOLa
I’m excited. I’m ready, I am headed to meet one of my best friends for his art show and birthday celebration all in one. He is with great talents, but I was truly excited to be at one of his shows and to meet a pair of his best friends from his hometown.
Tip #1: If you fly into MSY and don’t plan on being picked up, take the shuttle to a nearby hotel. Otherwise you are looking to pay a pretty penny for the Uber ride. For some odd reason, of all the places that I have been to, N.O. charges a between $65-$75 USD for an Uber ride, and you are only able to retrieve an Uber black car.
After what seems to be forever, I pull up to this building that looked like an old building (turns out, it was an old firehouse.) Luckily, I was greeted by my best friend who was just as excited as I was, ready to party. 😊
Time to head to the venue for the art show
……Hungry, why wait?
I had my first shrimp po’boy. And by the end of my trip I had consumed enough of these po’boys that I do not have to have another one for a long time.
The next day was adventure. We headed out to see the city.
– Cemeteries (only cool if you live in a place where the graves are below ground). Since the city is pretty much on water, all mausoleums are above ground.
– Bars. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?
Tip #2: French Quarter is a must.
Tip #3: Take a walk. You will appreciate the scenery of pride, the architecture and the quaint shops that you stumble upon whilst exploring.
Tip #4: Café du Monde is a must. Only place to appreciate Beignets.
Tip #5: Bourbon Street is a tourist area, but still another to do.
Beer flight, 12 4oz. samples
Buffalo chicken pizza
Loaded crawfish fries
All in all it was a great weekend getaway with friends.