NOLA

Thanks for joining me for the rest of my New Orleans weekend...Nothing beats the heat and sore feet than a buggy ride. This is a great way to learn so much about the city.
Moving on...

 
Religion & Politics...those are two subjects my maw maw always told me southern ladies never discuss.
Although no matter what religion you may follow or if any at all, the St. Louis Cathedral is a must on the
"TO DO LIST" for everyone visiting NOLA.

 
Out on the square things are crowded, loud and usually hot and humid. Slip in the massive cathedral doors and you are tansformed to a very peaceful place.
The Cathedral played a very big part in New Orleans history. It was founded in 1718 and established as a parish in 1720. 

 Give yourself a moment to adjust from the being out on the square, if you have time take a moment and reflect. We arrived just in time to attend the Saturday evening mass, so out of respect for the parishioners in the church I was unable to get more photos.

Mary's crown is absolutely beautiful, the way the lighting shines on it makes it look so grand.


BAM...how about a little bite to eat, yes we are catchin a taxi and going to none other than Emeril's

I left my camera at the hotel, so this is a googled pic. We had a slight problem getting there. Refer to TRIP TIP #2

 

Yes, I ate a piggy's cheeks...gosh they were good. But Emeril can cook anything and make it taste good.We feasted on so much we opted to walk back to the hotel. I am not one to just walk around late at night in a big city, but I was not scared once. It actually was a nice night to take a walk after all of the eating we had done.

We stayed at the luxury hotel The Roosevelt. It was just one block from the French Quarter.
The pool area is great, but we did not take advantage of it this trip. Also worth mentioning we sat in the panio bar at Pat O'Briens , had dinner Fri. night at Commanders Palace and a snack of beignets at Cafe Du Monde.

TRIP TIP #2  Very Important..When going out to eat in a big city have the EXACT address  for the taxi driver! We had reservations, but I did my research and wanted to arrive early to have drinks during happy hour in the lounge. When Camo Man came to the table with my Cosmo, he leaned in and softly said
"Two drinks were $18.00, I thought it was happy hour?"  Well the taxi driver dropped us at the wrong Emeril's. We hailed another taxi (another tip) and headed off to the other Emeril's.

New Orleans has so much to see and do...please contact me if you would like more information.

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Missy,
Southern Queen Bee



6 comments:

Three Mango Seeds said...

Thanks for sharing! I would love to go there someday!

natalie said...

Hmmm...which cheeks were you eating?! North or South? oh my!

Great pictures!

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

Oh you big tease!!! ha ha!

We have sooooooo much rain it is getting us all down! So much for Summer holidays for us eh?! Good job we have you sharing your lovely hols with us. Thanks Babes.

Now for me to get on with the decorating...pahhh! xxxxx

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Loved having you for a tour guide! The church is very beautiful!

Even the pigs cheeks looked good! Wow, did I just say that? :)

Sounds like you had a wonderful time~

Robin~♥

Kerin said...

Wow! So much to see and do! The church is beautiful, and the food looks heavenly! I think I'm hungry for dinner, and it's breakfast time :)
Have a great day today!

Sue said...

Missy, It sure sounds as if you had a fun time on your trip. Too bad you were at the wrong Emeril's and it cost you more to get to where you needed to be. I love my mixed drinks but really hate paying $9 or $10 for one. sheesh
mmmm a beignet sounds real yummy w/a cafe au lait.....
~ sue