First, apologies for YOLO. I’ve never used that acronym before and I promise to retire it immediately. The term, that is. The sentiment? Not likely.
I’ve got a little trip planned with three of my besties – a long weekend in New Orleans. I’m rather ridiculously excited. I’ve never been to this city before, but its reputation as a destination for eating, drinking and music has interested me for years. Factor in 5 nights with terrific company and this is about to get real!
The girls and I are in accord when it comes to travel – make a reservation or two, include a nonnegotiable destination or site and wing the rest. Here’s what we have so far:
- Dinner at Restaurant R’evolution. We plan to experience their traditional holiday four-course meal known as Reveillon.
- At least one visit to Taceaux Loceaux. I’m hoping to try the avocado fries and the bourbon glazed pork belly.
- Coffee and beignets at Cafe du Monde.
- A garden or cemetery tour
- A riverboat cruise
- The national WW II Museum.
What else? Anything you’d recommend? How about a place for breakfast or great music? And, lastly, I have repeatedly heard that it is important to stay within a fairly small perimeter for safety. I don’t know, I remember hearing that it was treacherous to drive in L.A. and I wasn’t overly impressed by that experience. It seems to me that if you’re a New Yorker you know the importance of remaining aware of your surroundings without living in a bubble. What do you think? How about places to get a few miles of running in to offset the decadence? Any experiences or tips you’d like to share would be welcomed!