The Big Easy

Over the next few weeks I plan to recap some highlights from our vacay down to Central America, mostly so I can relive it. I’m selfish like that. Annndd because this is like my diary and when I’m old and senile I’d like to have something to remind me of this awesome trip. Today I’m starting off with our adventure down to the Big Easy where we caught our cruise ship.

So the hubby we decided to take the Amtrak train from Chicago all the way down to New Orleans; a whole whopping nineteen hours. On the way down we had one of those sleeper cars. Let me just say if you enjoy feeling claustrophobic, sleeping on a steel bed that looks like it was straight from the local corner’s office, and being flung around like a rag doll for almost a full day, well, then the train will be right up your alley. However, I do wish I had video of the cheerleading stunts my hubby & I were doing every time he tried to hoist me up onto the top bunk. Oh gosh, it was a classical I'm-going-to-pee-my-pants moment. Which would have been bad for him.....if I really did pee my pants. The hubby kept trying to remind me that it was “all about the experience”. I swear if I heard him say that one more time I was about to throw myself off the train! Note to old senile self: you do not, I repeat, do not like long train rides.

Once we finally reached New Orleans we only had one evening to check out the city before we were to load the ship so we headed to the French Quarter where we enjoyed a nice dinner at a French restaurant called Broussards. 
To be honest, I don't remember what I ate but I remember really liking it {see I'm already turning  old & senile}. After we finished stuffing ourselves we took a stroll down Bourbon street & hung out there for the rest of the evening. You know people watching. Listening to some music. Being carefree. Sigh. 

I wish we would have had more time to check out the garden district.  Also, everyone and their mom told me before we left that we had to check out Cafe Du Monde for the world famous beignets.  Has anyone ever been there?

Next post......the middle of the ocean.

{Image via Broussard's Restaurant....I'm a bad blogger & was too caught up in eating to take any pics of this fine restaurant}



Unknown said...

I've never went on a train but have had several people go on and on about what a wonderful experience it is. I've always been doubtful so thanks for backing me up :)

Heather J said...

Haha...your train experience sounds too funny. We went to Cafe Du Monde and while the beignets are good, I think there is more hype there than it's worth. Fun though. Excited to hear about your adventures in Central America!

Hollie Ann said...

hi pretty girl!! i'm your newest follower :) i am dying to go to NOLA! looks like you had a blast!

sherri lynn said...

What a long train ride! I don't think I've ever ridden in a train in America!

jessica said...

I would love to visit New Orleans! It looks so charming! And from the looks of your photos, it sounds like your trip was pretty amazing!


rebecca said...

besides the subway, never done a train either!

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