Friday, February 25, 2011

New Orleans

I have so much to tell you about my trip to New Orleans.  First off, it was a work trip, so while I was in conference every day, I loved it.  I love all my colleagues from CFC and really enjoy all the ideas I get working with them.
Musician on the Riverwalk

Second, while it was a work trip, we had time for fun.  The first full day we were there we walked the Riverwalk into the French Quarter and wandered around.  We didn't have our first meeting until 1 p.m. so we enjoyed looking in the shops and had lunch at Poppy's Time Out which was right outside our hotel.  I had a half a Muffaletta Sandwich. 

As you can see it was huge!  I ended up eating one half of my half sandwich at lunch and the other half at dinner.  That evening we took the streetcar into the French Quarter and went on a Haunted History tour.  It was so much fun hearing all the stories from the tour guide as we walked through the historic streets.  While waiting to take the streetcar back, I picked up one of the seashells that can be found all over the tracks.

View from our window

The next day started early and we were in conferences all day long.  Lunch was a reception where the speaker was from the Coast Guard and she filled us in about the Oil Spill response.  We were tired by the end of a long day of conferences, and we walked up the road to Mother's for dinner.  I had a fried shrimp Po' Boy and a cup of chicken and andouille gumbo.  Yum!

To be continued...


Liz said...

Mmmm...andouille sausage... :)

Mrs. Mordecai said...

It sounds like so much fun! I can't wait to hear about the rest.

jennifer said...

It still hurts my heart that I didn't get to see you.

That being said, I am SOOOO glad you enjoyed your trip to NOLA! I hope that people were polite and that you experienced true southern hospitality - I promise, it exists. The picture of the trumpet player is a wonderful depiction of New Orleans. It is such a musical city and there is music in the air just about everywhere you go!

Gosh, just thinking about it makes me want to visit! LATER though, not during Mardi Gras :)