We didn’t think there’d be one, but huzzah! We decided to finagle some things (translation: postpone a couple of house projects till fall and winter) and jump in after all because life is short, and who knows, when the Thriller and I are 106 and 98, respectively, maybe we won’t be able to travel as easily. So we restarted an engine we shut off back in 2013. Neither of us has ever been to New Orleans, so that will be Odyssey 2015! We’re way more excited than we were then (for reasons unexplained…*shrug*), so we’re up for any suggestions on what to see and do.
The plan is to take a week or 9 days or so, and visit Daddy and Kathy near Tupelo, then swing down to Biloxi for some obligatory casino fun for a couple of days. Then it’s off to Nawlins to see the sights and enjoy the food and music and shopping. And shopping.
We will of course eat a beignet or three at Café du Monde, and see Jackson Square and shop at the former Jax Brewery. We’ll also walk some ghostie places, so the Thriller can see in person what he’s loved on television (I’d also like to see some places where Interview with the Vampire was filmed). While New Orleans/Dixieland jazz is not my favorite, I still want to hear some Preservation Hall-type stuff, as well as hop a club or two to listen to more mainstream jazz/blues.
Harrah’s *should* comp a room, or at least offer the Thriller an insane deal, so we’ll likely just stay there, as opposed to searching for a cool B&B in the French Quarter. We can walk around and see those.
So, any suggestions for fun? My daughter-in-law Helen is a NOLA vet, having gone to Tulane and visited there many times since, so she’ll be a definite go-to person for us, but we’re open to any and all ideas.
Happy Wednesday — we’re off to spend the day with the Js, who are at this moment still vegging with my iPad and tablet. Time to get the show up and running. Ciao (or should I say, au revoir)!