Monday, February 22, 2016

Back to the Big Easy

We went to New Orleans at the end of January.  We love the Big Easy so big.  This was mine and Hunter's third visit together.  Hunter has been one other time before that so for him his fourth in total.  Extra special, we brought my mom, Knizzle.  She has never been and she has always wanted to to Lousianimal.  It was, as always, full of amazing food, great spirited people, and beautiful city sites.

Our first day we arrived was for the start of Family Gras.  We posted up right in front of our hotel on Canal for prime viewing of bead tossing, floats riding, and bands marching.





It was extraordinary to see the city through my mom's eyes.  She loves every thing New Orleans has to offer.  We took her to Harrah's casino, St. Louis Cathedral, oh and we found a little friend for me.  HE got the memo on the dress code...


Speaking of dress code, did I bring bring too many options a 3 day, 2 night venture?

Pssst.  I know, I didn't think so either.  See, mom and Hunter??

We had beyond phenomenal food per usual:




Okay, now take a minute and dry off your keyboard from any drool.  No need for short circuiting.

To start, we have the famous Cafe Du Monde beignets and then Maw Maw's breakfast from Oceana, our all time favorite restaurant, which we went to twice this visit alone.  Maw Maw's bfast is consistent of Cajun rice with scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage gravy over top.  Yassss, queen.  It.is.heaven. in a dish. Get yourself some if you do NOTHING else while Nawlins.

And then we have boiled potatoes.  Boiled in what?  I'm so happy you asked!  This would be a fresh made Cajun seasoning used in all the boils.  More on this below.  I also ordered the boiled Crawfish Po'boy for my meal.  Stop.  Hammer time.  Just eat all the po'boy!

Notice the buttah on the side of the potatoes, because Lawd you need it!  I like spicy but whoooo!  The butter helps ease that a bit and it was damn tasty.  Oh yea, this was put out as an app at Deanies Seafood.  Any persons that put out boiled Cajun potatoes as a greeting is good people in my book.




The initial purpose of booking our trip was to experience Hunty's all time favorite band Tool perform.  He was just going to go but the day of we were able to switch tings around and get a ticker for me.  I gotta say, I've listened through Hunter to Tool for almost nine years and they definitely make good music.  They put on an even better show that I could have imagined.

The pic next to the concert shot is before we went to the Smoothie King center.  Family Gras was in full effect so we hung out again at night on Canal and watched the parade come through.  This was so much fun to people watch, collect odds and trinkets that people were tossing from their floats, and just a lot of fun to be part of.

We also did another ghost tour, walked miles upon miles during the days taking in the sites, visited the historic district, and of course strolled Bourbon Street.  I got to say though, eh.  The chaos is too much for me these days.  I like people watching but not so much getting run into every 5 seconds or having all the Bourbon smells hitting me at once.  And I don't mean actual bourbon, I mean the Miller Lite, the Jack, the Bacardi, and all the other known devil juices being reshared in a variety of ways all over the street.  Too much?

It was fun as always, full of so much in such a short time.  We will most likely go back again seeing as it's our most visited city together.  New Orleans, we just can't quit you!

Let's meet again,
M


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