We had an early morning flight on Thursday, and we were running on little sleep when we arrived at the airport. The worst part of any trip for me is that drive to the airport when I go over in my mind all the things I hope I didn't forget. Over and over.
Desire Oyster Bar on Bourbon Street.
I love Gumbo. (The food and the dog.)
Fleurty Girl, and thought we might want to consider them for our card this year.
Antoine's, where we had a Pimm's Cup at the Hermes Bar.
Mardi Gras 'Krewes', some of which have meeting rooms at Antoine's. This room is dedicated to the Krewe of Rex, and has photos of all the past 'Kings of Rex' which seem to be prominent business men from the city.
Court of Two Sisters, which has one of the most beautiful courtyards in the Quarter.
Arnaud's. We have enjoyed dinner in the Jazz Bistro there several times. We had not, however, been upstairs to the Mardi Gras museum. It was really quite impressive, and Brian allowed us to look around and take photos of some of the extravagant costumes worn by the daughter of Count Arnaud, who reigned over twenty-two Mardi Gras balls.
Acme Oyster House. We met some nice folks from Houston in line, who were in town for their daughter's wedding. We talked football, basketball, and wedding plans. It's always fun to visit with other tourists.
I like the char-grilled oysters,
Commander's Palace on Friday. We ate there for the first time last year, and enjoyed it so much that we wanted to go back. We started off with the 25 cent martinis. This is the Commander's martini, which is the color of the outside of the restaurant. It would be good for a Colts fan, too. :)
Irene's, and enjoyed another helping of oysters. These are called 'Oysters Irene', and have an Italian flair. Delicious!
Preservation Hall. I have heard about it, and pictured a 'hall' as in Clowes Hall. It is not that. It is a small, intimate venue tucked away in the French Quarter, that would barely be noticed by passersby. There are wooden benches for patrons, with standing room and floor cushions for overflow. We did purchase a ticket ahead of time, so we would be sure to get a seat on a bench.
"I hear babies cry, I watch them grow,
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know,
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world."