Aug 18, 2015

New Orleans without the Kid

Last week Bryan and I were able to get away just the two of us. My mom was kind enough to take Charlie off our hands so I could accompany Bryan to the Crescent City. He had a few events and a sales call to make, which gave me some much needed alone time.

We stopped at Brent's Drug Store in Jackson on the way down. It's an old pharmacy soda shop. Best decision ever: getting a banana nutella shake to go.

Bryan had to make a sales call at 5 pm, so I did this. Glory!

Once he was finished with his meeting he came back for me. We decided to walk around the Quarter and get a bite to eat before our dinner reservations.

Gotta have the Southern Antipasta plate at Sylvain. I think this is the third or fourth time we've had it. Always a winner.

Pro tip: when you see a couple taking a selfie offer to take their picture for them. Nine times out of ten they are willing to do the same for you. We have about two pictures of just the two of us so far this year.

We had dinner at Peche the first evening. We ordered a sampler dozen oysters. They offer oysters from five different areas and it was fun to try them all and decide which was our favorites. Mine: Champagne Bay, Louisiana.  Bryan: Daulphin Island, Alabama.

The next morning we had breakfast at the hotel which was delicious. After showers and getting dressed at our own pace we headed to St. Roch Market.

This market reopened in April of this year, although it was originally opened in 1875. They had 15 different vendors selling various things you could consume.

We consumed these and boudin from Skank.

And the shrimp egg rolls and fried gulf shrimp tacos from Koreole.

Bryan had an event and was busy most of the afternoon. I read in the hotel room for a couple of hours then took the streetcar down to the Garden District.

No trip at New Orleans is complete without a trip to St. James Cheese in my mind. And also a meal at Cochon where we had dinner.

It was a great trip. A little walking, tried a new place, but also visited our favorites. Most importantly we had our first trip away from Charlie.

Don't get us wrong, we love this kid and missed him. But it's good to get a break too.

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