24 hours in New Orleans

Dear New Orleans,
I love you. You are such a friendly, beautiful, and inspiring masterpiece. The End. 
Recently, my family and I made the quickest pit stop in New Orleans, Louisianna. With less than 24 hours in the city, we knew we had to make the most of our little adventure. 
We arrived in the city, just in time to eat dinner before the streets filled up with live entertainment. We walked a couple of blocks from our hotel over to a little quaint place called Napolean House. It is the CUTEST place ever. I felt like I was in a scene in Harry Potter, I don’t know if it was the light fixtures, the old wood or the gorgeous courtyard, but it was amazing. The food was yummy, everyone basically ordered something different from the menu, and everyone gave it two thumbs up. 

Naturally, when you’re in New Orleans, dessert is non-negotiable, especially since it’s home to Beignets. I knew immediately I was NOT going to take my family to Cafe Du Monde because the line was insane, and also, I just like Cafe Beignet better. The whole trip was worth it just to be able to see the expression on my dads face when he took a bite. It was legit. Also, it stormed while we were there enjoying our delicious treats, but we didn’t care, we were being serenaded by sweet jazz music, live. 

Since it was my brother’s first time to visit New Orleans, we knew we had to make a pit stop on Bourbon street. The thing is, it’s CRAZY BUSY. It’s honestly not my style either, but for my brother, we gave it a go. We ended up bar hopping a little bit before we finally settled at Pat O’Briens. We ended up snacking on some appetizers and enjoyed the music. I should note however that I was showered and in bed by 10 pm. I just can’t handle the nightlife.  


I woke my parents up super early the next day, and we snuck out of the hotel to go eat breakfast before the rush hour. I really wanted my parents to experience New Orleans the way my husband and I did back in 2015. I walked them up and down the streets until we ended up at Stanleys on the square. It’s home to one of my favorite breakfasts ever, Bananas Foster French Toast. 
Of course, no trip to New Orleans is complete unless you visit Jackson square, and hop on over to the river side to see the boats! My parents snapped some pics, gave their ooohhss and ahhsss and back to the hotel we went to gather the group and head back home to Texas. 
Overall, it was a great little pit stop. It was so much fun to be back in New Orleans. 
Until next time…