We got to our Bed and Breakfast on Thursday. It was very nice and right on the Mardi Gras parade route from a few weeks before...there were still beads in all the trees.
This was a door handle if you can believe it! This door handle was inside the Bed and Breakfast.
We walked to the Hermann Grima house and on the way I saw this iron gate and thought it was worth showing you. I wish they hadn’t painted it but it’s still shows wonderful workmanship.
Next we made our way to Coquette’s. A nice neighborhood restaurant where I had duck with smoked peanut, baby carrots, Mexican coke and Robert had red snapper charred sunchokes, coffee crème friache. It was a nice place and if you can’t get a reservation you can always sit at small tables the bar area.
The next day we went on a Garden District Walking Tour. It was really interesting. Especially knowing that so many famous people live there, Here is Anne Rice’s house. The one she staged her “The Witching Hour” book in.
Here is Sandra Bullocks house and John Goodman lives here. That thing in front of John Goodman's house is a POD.
We walked by Archie Manning’s house on the tour as well.
Then we went to the Lafayette Cemetery. Everyone is above ground and is only in a coffin for a year. After that you are brushed aside so a new family member can join the crowd. That’s why you can have several names on a two occupancy tomb.
|Photo Credit: The New Orleans Tourism Board|
We started with Galatoire Goute which is crabmeat maison, shrimp remoulade and crawfish maison.
Then we had Pomme Frites or Potato Souffle which is little fried potato puffs of air. Each one is just a thin slice of potatoe cooked three ways to make it hollow inside. Very cool.
I love our anniversary trips and I especially love how my husband plans everything out so we don’t miss a thing we were planning on doing. Another successful journey and a fun time.