NOLA the Anniversary Edition
Adam and I got back from New Orleans last night. It was awesomely fun. When we got there Wednesday night we just wandered around and had some drinks. Adam was tipsy and decided we were eating at the Acme Oyster House. The picture is him with a raw oyster. Ick! The next morning we didn't feel super well but we went to lunch at Commander's Palace. Unfortunately it rained the rest of Thursday and although we tried to wander about in it for a while we ended up just chilling at the hotel most of the time. Friday we made up for it by wandering all over. We went to the Faubourg Marigny area, the French Market (which the new building is almost all the way done), rode the trolley, and went to the Aquarium. Adam was entertained by an otter playing with a cup and swore that a sea horse was posing for him. We also pet some sting rays. That night we went to Irene's for dinner (pictured right) which had the best cheesecake I've ever had. After that we headed over to the Hotel Monteleone's Carousel Bar (pictured left) where I had a French 75 and we drank and spun around (slowly) and made friends with the people next to us. I happened to spot the Broom Man on Bourbon street drinking beer on a corner. I hadn't seen him working at the Gazebo Cafe that trip though. Saturday on the way home we stopped off at Oak Alley. I got us lost on the back roads trying to get back to I10 and probably added almost an hour to the drive. Oops. I also got some ear bling as my anniversary gift from Adam. Among the gifts I got him was an electric garlic roaster so expect to have lots of roasted garlic when you hang out with us. Now I go back to work and work off some of those pounds I gained!!