Saturday, May 28, 2016

May 1-3, 2016 Wandering Aimlessly in New Orleans

We slept in on Sunday mostly due to not going to bed until 4am after the Flow Tribe show at the Blue Nile last night. It started raining about the time we woke up and it never let up. We decided to have lunch at the Acme Oyster House. After lunch we found out that the City Park bus shuttle wasn't running to Jazz Fest because the grass parking lot was a swamp. It kept raining so we kicked back and relaxed at Jeff's house. We spent Monday and Tuesday walking around the wonderful city of New Orleans. Here's a few pictures of what we saw.

Sunday Lunch at the Acme Oyster House bar.
I saw an ad for this place in Gambit so we stopped here to do some shopping. They have some cool shirts with this logo. The friendly staff here offered up lots on interesting info about New Orleans.

Monday lunch at our favorite NOLA BBQ place, The Joint in Bywater.

We ate outside on the back patio.

The always friendly people of New Orleans are all too familiar with weather related emergencies. They also are willing to help others in need.

Street Art near Frenchmen Street
I love that art can be found on any wall, store front...
...or garage door in this colorful city.

An afternoon stop at The Spotted Cat for drinks and music.

Christy outside Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar enjoying a Voodoo daiquiri and waiting for her friend Deb Cano to join us.

After spending an entertaining afternoon drinking at Lafitte's with Deb and her friends. We got a chance to check out their hotel. This is the courtyard at the Andrew Jackson Hotel.

I loved getting to see a courtyard in the French Quarter.

Fried Okra and crabcakes at Bamboula's...

...and The Swinging Gypsies providing the music.

Chrissy's favorite place on Earth

Where Y'At is one of the many great free magazines that cover New Orleans and it's extensive food and music scenes.

We joined Christy's friend Deb and her group for a tasty homestyle dinner at Mother's in the CBD (Central Business District).

My friend Marko Nisevich recommended The Kitchen Table. His friends Donna Cavato and Kevin Hackett recently opened this place in Arabi. Now Christy and I recommend this place.
Screwing around at Dr. Bob's Art shop.

Hey Christy, why do you want me to pose here?

More Street Art near Frenchmen Street

This city loves their musicians so much they add them to any piece of artwork.

This truck was donated to New Orleans by the State of Illinois after Hurricane Katrina. 

Artwork can be found all over this city

Another great place to see live music

New Orleans has such a unique look and is so colorful...

...I could walk around and take pictures for days here.

Incredible doors and doorways everywhere in this city.

Back at Lafitte's for a farewell daiquiri...

...I just love this city and this purple daiquiri. 

Another courtyard we got to see because of a special event going on today.

A fountain near the French Market

There is always some kind of festival happening here. This city knows how to celebrate life...

...and music. I try to support music either way, live or recorded.

I may not be from here but I hope to have that NOLA  "laissez les bons temps rouler" spirit til I die.

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