My Adventures – Cruisin’ to New Orleans

ROAD TRIP –  headin’ to the Big Easy – that’s Nawlins for the uninitiated.

I have been here many times and still marvel at the uniqueness that is New Orleans.

(c) Sherry Fundin

(c) Sherry Fundin

 

What a great time of year to visit. Christmas decorations light up the streets, making me twist and turn my head, so I don’t miss anything. My camera finger is flicking away, taking photographs as quickly as the camera can cycle through.

 

 

(c) Sherry Fundin

(c) Sherry Fundin

I located my hotel, then parked the car. Starting my walk at the French Market, I ogle the goodies that are displayed. How about a little window shopping?

(c) Sherry Fundin

(c) Sherry Fundin

 

 

 

 

 

(c) Sherry Fundin

(c) Sherry Fundin

 

I can smell the beignets and hot chocolate at Cafe du Monde calling to me. While enjoying my snack and taking a break from  walking, I watch the street musicans playing some Jazz and the street performers entertaining the crowd. I love to people watch, and this is a perfect place to do so.

 

(c) Sherry Fundin

(c) Sherry Fundin

 

Of course, we have to cross the street and pet the donkeys, all the while taking photographs as we pass Jackson Square. These are two signatures of New Orleans that you don’t want to miss.

 

 

(c) Sherry Fundin

(c) Sherry Fundin

We went to City Park – visited the New Orleans Museum of Art  and stopped to enjoy the Cajun Christmas light display at Christmas in the Oaks. There is a train you can ride, but I chose to walk so I could take my time on the things that  I enjoyed the most, like this magical creature.

I had a great dinner/breakfast at Daisy Dukes, where the food abounds and the Bloody Mary’s are bottomless.

 

(c) Sherry Fundin

(c) Sherry Fundin

 

I stayed at The Ambassador. My room had huge wooden beams, with a glass door and windows that open to the hallways of the hotel. It says The French Quarter to me. I enjoyed their delicious breakfast, before I set out on day two. The Ambassador is in close proximity to many New Orleans features, making it possible to walk the area.

 

(c) Sherry Fundin

(c) Sherry Fundin

 

On the way home, I felt the need to stretch my legs. What better place than Margaritaville for a couple of cocktails and some lunch. Of course, I had to pull a slot lever or two and try my luck. It’s always nice if someone else picks up my trip tab.

 

 

(c) Sherry Fundin

(c) Sherry Fundin

 

 

A beautiful sunset capped off a great couple of days.

 

 

 

I love road trips. I throw some stuff in the car and hit the road. Stay tuned for more of my fun adventures.

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12 thoughts on “My Adventures – Cruisin’ to New Orleans

  1. What a great post, Sherry. Love your photos. And I will be in New Orleans for NEW YEAR’S EVE!!! Yippie! Can’t wait to hang out with my friends. Hang out in the French Quarter. Hear some jazz at Snug Harbor. Best of all, avoid the ice, cold and snow in Boston!

    • Thanks Susan. New Year’s Eve will be a blast I’m sure. I have been over there for more than one New Year’s Eve because we went to the Sugar Bowl. I love all the excitement. Like you, I do not miss the ice and snow. I have a niece by marriage that goes to college in Boston. She loves it there as do I. Still, I was playing golf in the 70 degree weather today and that is more my style. ^_^

  2. I can’t believe I live so close and have never been to N’leans. Shame on me. Quite the road trip you guys! I’m jealous! LOL
    Lovin the pictures Sherry. You’re a wonderful tour guide:)

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