New Orleans

Day 13 – April 21st.


home with the neighbours – Scott, Sherree and Mickey

I woke up this morning (Is that a song?), barely at 11:50!

We decided to get an Uber over to Freret St. Freret stretches eight blocks from Downtown to Uptown, New Orleans. It is an area on the up and has transformed itself since Katrina into a thriving local and proud community. There a many hip eating houses. When suffering from a (slight) hangover the best cure is a hamburger. We called into the popular Company Burger. Wendy went for a Lamb Burger – Feta, Basil Mayo, Red Onion and a Chilli Mint Glaze. She is getting brave with her Chilli. About time, all that training at home when I cook (I have been upping the heat on our meals for months now) is finally paying off. I went for the house special with a Dr Pepper chaser. Wendy had a milkshake with a warning on the menu that milkshakes may contain traces of peanuts?

We walked from Freret St and took a left at the major thoroughfare, Napoleon Avenue. Beautiful big well-kept homes on a delightful wide oak-lined street. Took us about 15 minutes to reach St Charles to catch a Street Car back to Canal.

We started walking down Bourbon but even at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, the place is chockers full of tourists. After a few blocks of dodging revellers, we opted to finish the walk back to the apartment by crossing over to the more sedate Royal. Street.

We had only just settled back in when we heard a second line pass our front door. It was a wedding party with Police escorts front and back. Only in New Orleans.

William had invited us out for a Crawfish Boil at 5 PM but we are still so full from the late lunch that we had to take a raincheck.

It wasn’t until 8 PM that the stomach wanted some food and I snuck out for a take-out of fish tacos.