I can’t fall asleep without a book and was in the middle of my 4th Walt Longmire mystery borrowed from my local library, so I took it along on my road trip to New Orleans & Biloxi. After all, my roommate was my 87 year old cousin who I thought would go to bed early, so how much company would she be? Not much as it turned out since she was still out partying each night when I collapsed in bed. Our hotel was located in the French Quarter in New Orleans so there was plenty of non-stop action. It was hard enough to keep track of myself much less Sheriff Walt Longmire, as much fun as he is.
In two days we:
- Went to the Carousel Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone – rotated/revolved and had “Death by Sex” – champagne and absinthe
- Took a two-hour tour of the entire city with Cajun Encounter; showed us everything we didn’t have time to see on our own
- Started each morning with a Mimosa or Bloody Mary at the lobby bar in the Bourbon Orleans Hotel where we were staying smack dab in the center of the French Quarter – only $5 each!
- Walked from Orleans Street to the Cafe Dumonde on Jackson Square to sample the beignets and Cafe Au Lait
- Admired the art and artists displaying their work around Jackson Square and the St. Louis Cathedral
- Spent a couple of hours at the Famous Door Bar dancing with some beautiful young people to a great live band
. Walked to the French Market and had lunch at The Gazebo Cafe an outdoor cafe with live music (of course) and cold beer
. Missed the Ghost Tour due to rain – but, next time for sure!
. Had one of the most delicious meals I’ve ever experienced at Muriel’s at Jackson Square – a little pricey but impeccable service and unbelievable food. We were treated like royalty and enjoyed every bite/sip/minute
- Listened to the jazz (everywhere) but especially at the Bourbon O Bar – totally smoke free
- Had dinner at Emeril Lagasse’s flagship restaurant
- Laughed and joked with a bunch of cute young guys participating in the Red Dress Run. Southern boys are so polite – they invited us to go with them wherever they were going but they’d been drinking all day & had no idea where they were going
- New Orleans is a non-stop party. Besides Mardi Gras; Dirty Linen Night, Swinging at the Canteen, Gospel Brunch, Wednesdays at the Point, etc., etc.
- Had our farewell brunch at The Court of the Two Sisters. It was an opportunity to sample all the New Orleans flavors we may have missed.
So what if I had to pay $33 to my library to replace “The Serpent’s Tooth” that I lost somewhere in New Orleans. Anyone know whodunit? Sorry, Walt but it was worth it.