I'm literally grinning and squirming in my seat with excitement as a write this. My friend and I are FINALLY making our much planned mini trip to New Orleans in a few weeks! Since my last post about it I've become ever more fascinated with going every time I watch a tv show set there or read a book set there. It's no secret I'm obsessed with Anne Rice novels. I'm hoping I'll get a glance of some of the places featured in her books.
A rough intinerary:
-A quick stop at the Oak Valley plantation before getting into the main part of the city.
-I'm most excited to visit the houses of the Garden District, the French Quarter, Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral. I'm also a bit curious to visit the famous haunted places of the city like LaLaurie House and the house of Marie Laveau.
- I've been digging into the history of city to better understand and know what to see while I'm there and there are just so many fascinating things. The former "red light district' know as Storyville has a lot of cool history to it. I was really fascinated by the photographer E.J. Bellocq who is now known for his portraits of the women of Storyville. If you like that sort of thing, GOOGLE it! There's actually a "burlesque" type show that runs at a local bar that tells the history of Storyville! So we may even check out a burlesque show! Who knows?!
-Ride a street car! While that's not something singular to New Orleans, I've always wanted to do this.
-We plan on checking out some of the noted bars and dives. Especially the Absinthe House.
-Try legit cajun/seafood!I may have mentioned it before, but I'm not a big seafood fan. At all. So I'm hoping to overcome that while I'm there and check out some of the famous Cajun food and seafood.
Have you ever been? Have any great suggestions of things to do or places to go?