We went to New Orleans right before Christmas. We had plans and plane tickets to go for Labor Day weekend but then we had a hurricane to deal with and here we are. Addy wanted to take a plane trip and Southwest wanted to have a cheap deal so why not. It’s 45 minutes from Houston to New Orleans airports and another 20 minutes in a cab from the NO Airport to the French Quarter where we stayed.
I debated taking my big camera because it’s cumbersome but we did go full tourist and went to the aquarium and took a double decker bus around the city. I’ve been to New Orleans a ton of times but never with a family unit (we went, my mom, dad, and sister too) and never as a touristy tourist. It’s always always a fantastic city and we had a great tour bus lady (she used the word “gentrified” several times). We even caught a second line. I had at least 2 dozed charbroiled oysters. Those were my highlights. Addy’s favorite part was that we could see mardi gras beads in the trees and on the street signs and there was a McDonald’s across the street from the hotel. We also went to the Rodrigue gallery and she learned the Blue Dog’s name is actually Tiffany cause she didn’t believe me when I said “it’s just the blue dog” and asked the curator. And we stopped and watched a lot of street performers in Jackson Square.
We ate a lot. We walked A LOT. We had a great time and we didn’t have to run through the airport like the McCallisters on Christmas Eve.
Here’s some videos and photos.