Our trip started late Thursday evening. After I taught Zumba, I hopped in the gym showers, put on some pjs, and we hit the road. We drove about 6 hours (stopping only for Taco Bell and one gas stop!) getting to Vicksburg, MS about 2 a.m. We stayed at a crummy hotel there, but we were only there for like 6 hours, so it wasn't too bad (except they messed up my reservation and gave us a smoking room. I felt like I spent the night in an ashtray...but for $50 a night I couldn't complain too much).
We hit the road the next morning and stopped at Cracker Barrel for breakfast.
I got a Diet Orange Cream soda for the road- my favorite!
We got to New Orleans around 1 and drove straight to the French Quarter. We had lunch at Johnny's Po Boys (recommended to us by some friends). We had a GREAT meal!
I had a classic muffeletta (ham, salami, olive spread)
and Tyler had a seafood muffeletta- which was basically a GIANT po-boy. Po Boys are sandwiches, usually stuffed with fried seafood. Well, his seafood muffeletta was just double the size of a po boy! Stuffed with fried oysters, shrimp, and fish...it was SO good!
We also got a dessert there in their ice cream shop up stairs. I don't remember what it was called...but it was heavenly. Caramel, white chocolate, gooeyness.
We walked around a bit seeing Jackson Square and the French Quarter.
In Jackson Square...
On the Riverfront
And in Jackson Square again enjoying the art.
We were pretty tired from driving all night (and getting crummy sleep in the ashtray hotel) and walking around so we came back to the room and rested. We were going to go out for dinner, but OU was playing in the Cotton Bowl...and Tyler is a big OU fan. So we decided to just order pizza and watch the game. It was nice to rest a bit.
We had a great first afternoon in NoLa! And we got some rest so we could party all day long on Saturday! Part 2 coming tomorrow!