Come On Down To New Orleans

Two of my friends and myself decided that we wanted to see what the Mardi Gras parades was all about. Even though we sort off failed on that part we had a fun and awesome trip anyway. We started the drive around 10pm on a Saturday night and we arrived around 9am on Sunday morning. Even though we took the long route and drove through Jacksonville, because we did not want to pay the tolls, it took us a little longer, but it was a road trip after all.

Around 6 o’clock in the am, we crossed into Alabama, and of course we had to take the iconic “Sweet Home Alabama” picture. I “invested” in a selfie stick and we took lots of pictures, when we figured out how it worked. The sun was even making it’s morning debut over the horizontal and it was breathtakingly beautiful. We kept on driving and after many roadside stops, we made it!

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Sweet Home Alabama

After finding our hotel, we went on a little drive around New Orleans to try and find more food. It has to be one of the funniest rides I have ever been a part of. But after a little bit of safari we found Sonic, best place to eat if you are on the road or just a little lazy. You drive into a covered parking space and order your food of the board. They then come out to you, give you the food, and you can stay there and eat it. It was so much fun!

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The Ordering Board at Sonic “America’s Drive-In”

When we got back into the City we went back to our hotel and checked in, after that we got changed and headed to the streets and checked out what New Orleans and French Quarter had to offer. We walked around for a little bit looked at shops and walked by the markets. After that we decided to walk back to the hotel to change, take a nap and then go out again.

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Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral

We then walked to Hard Rock Cafe and did a little bit of shopping, we asked the girl that worked there what restaurants she would recommend us trying. She said that the restaurant across the street called Oceana was a good place to eat if you like sea food. We being us of course walked across the street and headed to this restaurant.

It was amazing, they mainly served sea food (almost all of New Orleans does), and alcohol. So we got a little bit of everything. I had an amazing Shrimp Fettuccini and Strawberry Daiquiri. And the two other had “The Taste f New Orleans”.

 

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Oceana

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The Taste Of New Orleans

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Shrimp Fettuccine

And then we hit up the legendary Bourbon St, it was a lot of fun, walking from one pub to another listening to the music, and having a couple of drinks. We then decided to go and by some drinks at the liquor store. After taking a couple of wrong turns and long side streets we found our hotel. Then we changed into comfortable clothes and decided to play card games and drink some of the alcohol we bought.

To say the least our first day was extremely successful and we had an amazing time, and could not wait to start our 2nd day of exploring New Orleans. So stay tuned for day 3 and 4 they are coming soon! (Sorry about the photo quality, I took them on my Iphone)

Malin-Cecilie

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