New Orleans Day 3

I completely fell off the wagon yesterday; I ate too much, drank too much and skipped the gym. My only saving grace was walking all over the city and sweating my ass off- hopefully that counts for something. My cellphone ended up dying at the most inopportune time and so I do not have any cellphone pictures of the most upsetting and shocking part of this trip- my time in the lower 9th ward. I have pictures on my camera and once I am home I will dedicate a whole post to what I learned and what I saw down there. Let me just say that I cried the entire time. Yesterday, Paul and I headed out to the French market to hit up the famous cafe du monde. Little did we realize that the crescent city race was going on and the starting line of the race prevented us from crossing the street. We were starving so we stopped at a nearby restaurant for breakfast.

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20110424-020358.jpg After breakfast we walked back towards our hotel stopping along the way for some drinks and to admire the surroundings. There is such a crazy mix of formality and poverty, fancy hotels next to smutty stores but somehow it works.

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20110424-021014.jpg By the time we made it back to the area of the french quarter where we were staying we were starving and kind of drunk so we grabbed hot dogs from the street cart. Tasty and kind of shady- probably not our best decision.

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20110424-021218.jpg That afternoon we headed out on a three hour tour of the city- this is when my cellphone died but not before I got some photos of some beautiful homes and some mausoleums.

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20110424-021724.jpg After the tour we walked from the French market to a restaurant for dinner- not very good- and then over to the Balcony Music Club to listen to some free local, live music. Paul and I drank some Abita and relaxed to the beautiful sounds of the jazz ensemble. After a quick stop back at the hotel Paul and I headed out to grab some drinks and bar food. On a hunt for some Abita strawberry harvest, our journey ended back at our hotel to the Davenport Lounge where we finally found the beer we were searching for.

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20110424-022244.jpg Thanks for reading!

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April 24, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Life, Travel.

10 Comments

  1. hookerchick replied:

    It seems like all you are doing is eating and drinking…..totally my kinda vacation!!! 🙂 Sounds like you guys are having a great time. I’m totally jealous. Thanks for sharing all the pictures, it feels like I’m there with you.

    • Dacia replied:

      I am glad! And yes, all we did was eat and drink- it was awesome!!!

  2. Ginger replied:

    I agree with hookerchick! I feel like I’m there too 🙂

    • Dacia replied:

      I am glad! It was alot of fun! Happy you enjoyed the pictures!

  3. crustabakes replied:

    Looks like you are having the holiday of your life. Forget gym. that can definitely wait!

    • Dacia replied:

      Yes, I only made one trip to the gym but man did I walk alot. Between all the walking and sweating from the humidity I definitely left lighter than when I got there. 🙂

  4. Shrinking Me replied:

    Great pictures! Looks like a lovely vacation 🙂

    • Dacia replied:

      Thank you. It was alot of fun. Wish I had taken more pictures.

  5. Gone Bananas replied:

    I LOVE the pics of the city! Especially the Huge Ass Beers sign! lol It was a tough week for me this week! Darn that Easter bunny!

    • Dacia replied:

      Yeah, holidays are rough! I gained too! Time to get back on track though- it was fun while it lasted 😉

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