Exploring New Orleans – The Rest of The Trip

Posted: January 8, 2008 by Nathan Kam in New Orleans, Travel

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My sister Erin, Lorne, Regan, and me on the Riverwalk overlooking the Mississippi River. 

To be honest, parts of days two through four in New Orleans are a bit of a blur thanks to lots of alcohol, Harrah’s Casino, and late nights. Fortunately, I managed to take some pictures to memorialize the trip. The Big Easy was a lot of fun, but I’m not quite sure I’d ever go back. New Years Eve on Decatur Street was interesting, as was Bourbon Street which was just too much for me. Go ahead…call me old…I don’t care…Bourbon Street was disgusting! The food was great, sights were pretty neat, and sporting events were fun. I’m glad I got to see what New Orleans was all about (a square mile of it anyway). It was a good experience overall.  Check out the rest of the trip (excluding the Sugar Bowl):

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Beignets at Cafe du Monde are a “must do.” The line outside the “real” Cafe was too long, so we went to the Riverwalk mall and ate at the one there. From the look on Regan’s face, it’s almost like a drug addiction…well we did eat them everyday we were there. Three beignets come in one order, but half the bag is filled with powdered sugar which can make eating them quite messy…just look at the floor.

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We also took in a New Orleans Hornets game on New Years Eve. Hornets lost to the Toronto Raptors, but it was cool to see a NBA game in real life. My mom and sister are posed outside New Orleans Arena, while the Three Stooges (me, Lorne and Regan) try to look handsome inside. After the game was done, we needed to figure out what to do…so we headed to Bourbon Street which was a mess. Our better judgment took us back to Decatur Street to ring in the New Year with fireworks on the Mississippi River. That’s Lorne in the last photo with his Aunty Lynn…wow, can that lady drink! 🙂
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More New Year’s Eve photos on Decatur Street. After that was all said and done, we headed to Harrah’s Casino to spend the rest of the “morning.” There we bumped into a bunch of friends including Erika, Sarah and her cousin, and partied the night away with Lorne’s family. I bet Regan and Lorne don’t even remember these photos.

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Before we headed out of New Orleans for Houston to come back home, we made the pilgrimage to historic Central Grocery in the French Market to feast on a muffuletta sandwich. It was probably one of the best things we ate all trip and I’m glad we stopped for a bite. How can you go wrong with a sandwich made with cheese, salami, olive salad, olive oil, and delicious muffaletta bread? You can’t!

Happy New Year!

-NGK 

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