We flew in Saturday, and after checking into the hotel, we hit the French Quarter. We were starving, and we stopped in to Napoleon House where we split a muffaletta. I also ordered a Pimms Cup, which they are known for.
After lunch we strolled Bourbon Street and made our way to Pat O'Briens where we sat in the courtyard and ordered their signature drink, the Hurricane.
We also took this moment to open two anniversary cards that came to us before we left town -- one that my mother gave us, and one from Ian's sister.
I had to pour some of my drink in Ian's cup because oh my word, those things were powerful.
That Hurricane may or may not have led me to pull Ian into a bar as soon as I heard the opening notes for Ying Yang Twins "Salt Shaker" ...
... and then I marched myself up on stage and shook my booty for the entire song's length ...
... those pictures will [likely] never hit this blog.
And yes, I shook the bootay proudly while wearing Lilly. An unlikely pairing.
Bourbon Street was so much fun, and during the afternoon, we still saw crazy things without the street being too "sloppy" (which we saw that night around 10 or 11).
We also stopped in to Razzoo's which, in some aspects, was a bit of a trainwreck (okay, I'm talking about the old lady on stage repeatedly flashing her bra which was likely purchased in 1984). We saw the same lady on our streetcar on Monday and I wanted so badly to call her out. I refrained.
|The Razzoo's host -- no, I didn't photograph the flasher!|
I wore the dress I was wearing the night we got engaged.
A cool thing about this restaurant is that it is BYOB. There is a convenience store a few blocks down, and after putting our name on the list, we headed up that way and grabbed a $12 bottle of chardonnay.
Our food was delicious. We shared the drum entree which came with a mashed potato gravy. We also split two appetizers, a blue cheese and fig torte and the crawfish boullettes.
We had a great server, and he even brought us a slice of cake with the bill.
After dinner, we walked back to our hotel down Bourbon Street, and that place really does come alive in the night hours!
Day two recap coming soon. :)