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!