Total length of vacation = 60 hours
Time spent sleeping = 16 hours
Time spent driving = 18 hours
|Posing in the French Quarter|
So....time ACTUALLY spent on vacation = 36 hours. But we managed to fit in so many sights, eats, drinks, and fun times! Here are some of the best food and drink highlights:
The first night at Pierre Maspero's we started with some fried alligator for an appetizer. Nothing special, but it had to be done! I followed with an appetizer of crab cakes as my main, and a glass of sauvignon blanc.
|An order of--what else in Louisiana? Fried alligator for the table!|
|Crab cakes with parsley and red pepper remoulade|
|A glass of sauvignon blanc with dinner.|
After dinner it was inevitable that the three of us end up on Bourbon Street. I'm not a big drinker anymore, but I wanted to have a hurricane at Pat O'Brien's just to say that I had! So I shared one with the hubs--and I'll be honest, that was plenty. Those babies are STRONG!
The next day's adventures will be detailed another time, but I had a rather mediocre lunch (gryo at a little cafe in the French Market) that was redeemed by the amazing dessert: Bread Pudding served piping hot with a warm caramel whiskey sauce. We split this three ways and I was calculating EXACTLY how much was one third--I wanted every bit I was allotted! The night's dinner was a seared ahi tuna salad--light and delicious.
|Lightly seared tuna Caesar salad|
I know you're all dying to know about the cleavage cupcakes. Since you all know by now, I'm just a handful gal. (Check out my current bra giveaway if you're curious!) So this product in a shop window intrigued me:
I love their slogan: "Just like homemade"--that cracked me up so much, I just had to take a photo!
What would you prefer--one weekend getaway each month, or a 2-week holiday once each year?
Hmm---obviously I would pick a 2-week holiday each month if it were possible! I am really enjoying our quick little trips recently though. It's nice to relax and visit a new place, especially since I don't know this area of the US very well yet.
What is the best food you've ever had on vacation?
The beignets are fresh in my mind--it might be them! I went to the Philippines for a girl's holiday once with a couple of friends, and we ate some really amazing food--duck gyoza dumplings that still stand out in my mind, I'd love to have them again!