Sunday, February 5, 2012

"There's No Place Like Home"!! New Orleans,La. (Part I)

My husband and I went home for a vacation and to take care of some business. Oh my goodness what can I say!! "There is truly no place like home"!
 Upon arrival we were greeted at the airport with "Mardi Gras" beads, and the party begins....... We settled in our rooms and we immediately went to Bourbon Street. Couldn't wait to get to the food!!! I miss Louisiana cuisine. Its the best!
 The first night we went to "Daisy Dukes" and had gumbo,jambalaya, red beans and rice and a buttery biscuit with honey. For appetizers we had fried green tomatoes with a yummy roumalade sauce.
 There is so much to tell and show you, so I decided to break this into three or four segments. We stayed at the Wyndham Hotel, which use to be part of the Whitney Bank on Poydras St.  It is a very classy, upscale hotel with so much history. The bank was divided into a hotel, and a restaurant. The architect is beautiful. It has seven floors and is literally located about two or three blocks down from the new Mercedes Super dome.
 The city have so much culture and history. I love the fact that Mardi Gras is celebrated at least two weeks leading up to "Fat Tuesday". So we were able to engage in some of the festivities.
Yeah "Saints" arrival at the airport.

Mardi Gras Beads

The "Mardi Gras decor" is everywhere in the city.

The Whitney clock in front of the Whitney bank.

Daisy Dukes:Red beans&rice, gumbo,jambalaya,fried green tomatoes, buttery biscuit.


A view from the restaurant window.

Pedicab (this was our cyclist)

Street car on Bourbon

Hotel entrance doors

Mercedes Super dome at night

Night life.
 Enjoy the pictures. Some of these pictures were taken at night time, and I don't have the best camera. So please forgive.