Arriving at New Orleans was easy after being picked up by our designated driver from our Bed and Breakfast. He was very informative and gave us a mini tour on the way into the French Quarter where we stayed.
When we arrived … wine awaited us.
While being checked in I had to take a few pictures of the Bed and Breakfast.
The gallery wall and chandelier caught my eye as they were amazing!
After being checked in…
…We were hungry and our driver recommended the best place for Shrimp Po-Boys. (A fabulous sandwich on toasted French bread with special sauce , fried shrimp and lettuce. The shrimp are butterflied to perfection.) It was a short walk away for the sandwich.
We split one in half and it was delicious!
Off we went walking as Bourbon St. was only a few blocks away. We were determined to have drinks at the oldest bar in America called Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop. My son had told me about this place being lit by candles and twinkle lights at night.
It was built first as a home in 1770. It is one of the oldest standing structures in New Orleans and said to be the most haunted venue in the French Quarter. After a cocktail, with no ghosts seen, we were off. We were thrilled to see that Bourbon St. was not crowded and we made our way down to see a few bands playing at different establishments.
Outside on the street were a few frozen in time individuals. This man did not move an inch as we watched him a few minutes.
We were happy that Bourbon St. was calm and enjoyed the sights.
We stopped in at a small restaurant that was right around the corner from our bed and breakfast for a night cap. Not a touristy place but a neighborhood establishment…
One of the homes that lined the street on our walk back to our bed and breakfast.
Our first day in New Orleans was wonderful! And I had already had a Shrimp Po-Boy and walked on Bourbon St.. Two items already checked off My List of things to do in New Orleans! Stay tuned for my next post of Tuesday Tidbits! I will share our second day where more was checked off My List as well!
38 thoughts on “NOLA”
Sounds like you were off to a great start!
We were and we loved it! Good to see you on here again!
That looks like a fabulous adventure Nancy! The bed and breakfast is marvelous. I love finding little gems like that. Thanks for an inspiring post!
Stay tuned more to come, my friend!
Looking forward to it!
A beautiful place to stay in New Orleans. Great photos, Nancy. Hope to see more. 🙂
You shall… thanks for visiting.
Can’t think of a better way to start a visit to New Orleans!
It was fabulous! That Po-Boy made it perfect!
Enjoy your trip!! I visited during the Satchmo festival and had a ball.
It’s a great place to have a ball in!
Looking forward to future posts! My travels there seems ages ago, so it will be fun to see what you found to do there!
Stay tuned and so glad you got to enjoy this fun city! Thanks for visiting my friend!
Love the bed and breakfast! New Orleans is a fun city!
It sure is! Thanks for visiting!
Great captures Nancy. Cheers
Thank you very much! I am so glad you enjoyed!
I’ve had a hankering to go to New Orleans lately so your post serves as a substitute.
Well Thank You! Stay tuned for more my friend!
And I hope you get back real soon!
What an amazing start to your trip!
It sure was!
You got off to a great start in NOLA. I will be waiting for day two! Wishing you a wonderful week😊
Thank you my friend!
Wow, day one sounds perfect! Can’t wait to read and see day two. I commented and it seemed to have disappeared!
It happens sometimes here in Blog world! I am so glad you got to see our first day!
Love NOLA! Sounds like you’re off to a great start!
We sure did and the rest of the trip was fabulous! Can’t wait to share it all with you.
We made our first trip to New Orleans two years ago. We did a “Free Tours on Foot” for the French Quarter. What a great way to get to know that area. Our guide was awesome and turned us on to a few perfect eateries. Gumbo and Beignets were on our list. Your B&B is adorable:) Looks like a great first day!
It sure was! So much to see and do! Glad you got to see this great town!
What an engaging place, Nancy. I am glad your trip is off to such a lovely start. Hugs Xx
It was a great first day! Thanks for the visit my friend!
Making me miss NOLA even more! What a great city.
A fabulous city indeed! Thank you for visiting!
Looks like this trip was off to a good start, I’ll enjoy reading about the graveyards 🙂
I have started my post for today and when I am finished I will let you know. 🤗
Found it, thanks very much 🙂
I love New Orleans and I can’t wait to see all your adventures there. Wonderful first day my friend.
Thank you sugar pie!