Neither Susan nor I have been to new Orleans so we decided to go a day early to see what’s what…
My flight from DCA departed on time and arrived a little early at MSY…through a thunderstorm. The landing was a bit bumpy but I’ve bee through worse.
Walking to baggage claim, I saw a TShirt I’d have loved to buy but I figured they’d have them everywhere. Of course, they didn’t.
I got to baggage claim and Susan was there. Her plane had arrived an hour earlier but she’d had to have a connecting flight and left much earlier in the morning.
My suitcase didn’t take too long to arrive but it was wet from the rain 😦
Susan had already reserved a shuttle, so we went outside and got on. Unfortunately, we had to wait for the shuttle to fill up before we left.
Because of the rain, we couldn’t see much of the city, but we were first off the shuttle.
We’re at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside and we are next to the Mississippi.
After a short nap (during which I started coughing – they had duck feathers in the pillows), we headed over to the Riverwalk Marketplace.
The Riverwalk was a major disappointment. Most stores of the stores closed, no restaurants open. We got chocolate for later. They turned the lights out on us at 6:30PM!
We decided to look around for dinner and headed out to Gordon Biersch. I had Pineapple mojito. Moroccan chicken. Bread pudding with ice cream, pecans, whiskey sauce.
We went to Walgreens for some incidentals. Even they have beads and masks for Mardi Gras. The parades start the 19th this year because of the Super Bowl. I got a TShirt and Alavert for that cough.