Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Jack Does New Orleans

So my wife Anita and I decided to head down to New Orleans for a long weekend. Despite it's really terrible online reviews and the deep voice moaning "Get out!", I have a good feeling about our hotel.

The lady at the front desk checked us in and pointed us to our room; she said it was in the back so nobody would hear the screams. How thoughtful!

There were a couple of problems (password for free wireless included couple of Mayan symbols and baby's cries could be heard coming from shower drain), but it's pretty much your typical hotel.

Then I clicked on TV to see who was winning playoff game. Low-def analog signal? AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go out into hotel courtyard, but little put off by menacing stare of 2,000 parakeets. New Orleans is starting to freak me out a little. 

What's worse, I just felt a drop of rain. Wait... there's not a cloud in the sky...

Time to get away from the hotel and see the sighs, sounds and smells of Nawlins...

Rent-a-cars are getting smaller and smaller.

There probably was healthier dinner choice, but I'm a sucker for caramel apples.

Finally got to add to my gator collection.

Leave it to those crazy cajuns to think up a way to improve mac & cheese.

Decided to shop for a spell...

Yes, I bought one of everything.

Nice to know the oil companies care so much...

Chew ya later, alligator.

Man, I can't believe those beignets are sugar-free and have no fat!

Who dat? Jack & Anita in New Orleans.

Pound and a half gain over three days in New Orleans? I'll take it!


  1. I'd trade a pound and a half for a weekend of fun in Nawlins! The Ghost Walk tours are fun.

  2. GREAT PICS and so much fun! Love the pic of you & Anita! :-)

    Not bad for 3 days there! ;-)

  3. Nice! I've been debating what our next trip would be. I have wanted to go to New Orleans for a long time.

  4. If you stand, the beignets have no calories...a little known fact. And next visit, you must have breakfast at the Croissant D'or on Ursalines. BTW, I gained 1.5 just reading the post. Glad you had fun!

  5. I HEART NAWLINS'...lived there in 1993. I'm hoping you had some good coffee -Cafe du monde?

  6. Looks like you had a blast! And I wouldn't complain either on the pound and a half gain, not with all of the tempting foods there. BTW....I gotta know, did you try the fried mac & cheese...I so want mac & cheese now.....darn it!! Love the pic of you and your wife!!

  7. Now I'm missing N'awlins that much more... Thanks for the photos!



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