Welcome back to the new and improved Confessions of a Misplaced Southern Belle. A while back, this website was hacked and the only way for me to be able to blog was to move everything to Kiki Mac Online. All of the past 14 years of content is there. Some photos might not be, but the content is there. Now, I have the original site back up and running and am thrilled to say that I am returning to blogging. I can think of no better way to return to this blog than with a a trip home to Louisiana and a road trip to New Orleans and south Louisiana. I flew home on Tuesday (dodging Tropical Storm Bill no less) and today, Mom, Amy, and I headed south. We are staying at the lovely French Market Inn on Decatur.
Ready for our trip!
Top: View from our room, Middle: Our room, and the resident cat, Patrick. Bottom: Courtyard and lobby.
Fountain in the courtyard and lobby.
Mom in the courtyard
Night view of the bridge over the Mississippi.
We didn’t get until until nearly 5:00, so we spent a little bit of time walking around the immediate area.
Streets of the French Quarter.
Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral
St. Louis Cathedral at sunset.
Of course, when you visit New Orleans, you have to talk about the food. Tonight we stopped at Cafe Maspero. The food was great, the service was friendly and super fast.
Amy and I both had the Cajun White Beans with Friend Fish and rice.
Mom had a traditional muffaletta and Amy and I finished up with a dessert coffe.
Amy is REALLY enjoying her Island Joy coffee made with rum and chocolate.
I had a Voodoo Magic with amaretto and Kahlua.
After dinner, we walked the Riverwalk then came back to the hotel. The courtyard is lovely and we spent a good half hour just sitting and enjoying the breeze. Tomorrow we are headed to the Hop on, Hop Off Bus Tour . If you are on Instagram, you can follow me at www.instagram.com/christyclark where I will be posting throughout the day.