I’m finally trying to make some time to finish documenting the southern road trip, which now feels like it was much more than a month and a half ago. I think I left off with “all of the food in New Orleans was phenomenal” or something along those lines. Oh, also I think I mentioned we loved walking around and looking at all the beautiful houses.
There was also some nice car spotting in the city:
We found a nice breakfast and coffee spot within walking distance of the hotel call the French Truck. Great coffee and breakfast sandwiches + plenty outside seating. We ended up eating breakfast there at least twice. I highly recommend this place to start your morning if you find yourself in New Orleans.
After breakfast (and a nap, probably), we eventually made our way to the French Quarter to check out the standard touristy stuff. We walked along the water front for a bit before heading to the famous Cafe Du Monde French Market. The beignets most definitely lived up to the hype. More please.
We wandered around the French Quarter, including a bit on Bourbon Street before meeting up with a friend who lives in the area. We had some cocktails outside at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, which is allegedly the oldest bar in the United States.
Not keen on being in the thick of Bourbon Street madness, we found a really cool, dog-friendly spot called Cosimo’s Bar. We had some drinks, played some pool, and ate some awesome pizza. I think this was the first time we had stepped foot in a bar since the start of the pandemic and we pretty much had the pool table room to ourselves. It was nice. Did I mention the pizza was awesome?
Our third day involved more sightseeing and eating. We drove to the New Orleans Museum of Art to check out the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in so Lady and I waited outside while Isa checked out the garden and then we switched. The grounds around the museum were pretty nice so I couldn’t complain.
I took a lot of pictures when it was my turn to wander around the sculpture garden. Here are a few of my favorites. It is definitely worth a visit.
We grabbed a late lunch at a BBQ spot called Blue Oak BBQ. We got a three meat combo platter with two sides and everything was good. All of it. All of it!
After barbecue deliciousness, we made our way to City Park. More on that and the rest of the trip in my next post. Thanks for reading!