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Trip Report NOLA trip report Feb 1-8

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Back from our first time to NOLA and despite cold weather, had a great time. Plus hard to complain when folks at home were dealing with snow, ice and power outages all over the place, while we were gone!

The day we arrived tho', it was warm. After checking into our hotel, the Dauphine Orleans, and resting a bit, we started our week by wandering in and out of galleries on Royal St. and listening to street musicians. I honestly think I could spend a week just doing that! When we needed a break, we stopped at Cafe Beignet and had our first beignets. I am not a fan of fried dough but these are something else...delicious. If we'd realized it came with 3 tho', we wouldn't have done that quite yet, as dinner was next on the agenda. Had dinner at Gumbo Shop which I know others have loved, but we thought was just o.k. Crashed early that night.

Next day, Sunday, we had reservations for 12:30 at Commander's Palace to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Took the St. Charles streetcar to get there, fun if a little cold. Brunch was WOW. They sure know how to make an occasion feel special, just over the top excellent service, and delicious food too. A terrific experience! It was too cold and drizzly to want to then do a self guided tour of the Garden District as planned, instead we went to the nearby bookstore which being a lover of bookstores, I was very happy to discover. Eventually had to force ourselves to leave tho', to get back to hotel to deal with a need to change rooms for various reasons. Once that was taken care of, after hanging out a little, we decided to walk over to Frenchman St., where we just poked our noses in the various places, and chose to go in to Snug Harbor. Heard guitarist Jimmy Robinson, and had my first Hurricane. Thoroughly enjoyed this venue!! A real highlight.

When the music was over, we walked back, and stopped at Ali Baba to bring some takeout food back to room with us. DH got a gyro and I got a spinach pie, only to discover back at the room, that the spinach pie was fried. Oh yeah, we're in NOLA!

More to come....

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