family NOLA trip

My parents spent some of their time in Louisiana in New Orleans. They loved the city so much we could not convince them to come back to BTR so we went to hang out with them in the french quarter for the weekend! My mom booked all of us in at a cute boutique hotel called Hotel Royal. The hotel has been updated without taking away from the history of the hotel. The inside has many hallways and stairwells to get to out room. Thank goodness we only had an overnight bag and our school bags! We had a great view from our adjoining balcony which was an added bonus. We have always wanted to stay in a small hotel with a balcony overlooking the french quarter!

We had happy hour at Dickie Brennan's.  It was exactly what we needed before our guided walking tour of the french quarter.

Our tour with with Randy. He taught us all about the scandals in the streets of New Orleans. Now I just need to figure out how much to believe of what he said. Didn't someone once say you should only believe 10% of what you hear? I think it may have been closer to 1% in this case but it was still fun.

We had to wait an hour to get a table for dinner so we stopped at a local bar for another happy hour and watched some Cardinal baseball (B got to see the first 4 runs scored during Saturday's game) then had dinner at Muriel's. I took some photos bun since we ate at 10pm it was really dark as the photos did not turn out. I will spare you the bad photos and let you know you should check this place out and try the duck brioche: duck ragout layered between brioche with foie gras aioli, served with baby arugula,  black currants and satsuma syrup! Yes, it was heaven.

Come back tomorrow for some photos from Saturday brunch!

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