Tuesday, October 12, 2004

New Orleans Done Right

When we make our big New Orleans trip from Beaumont, we always start out with a broad plan. However, the devil is, literally, in the details.


  • We all meet at Jack In The Box in Orange around 7:30 a.m. or 8:00 a.m. and have breakfast
  • We then caravan to New Orleans making several stops along the way to buy gas and take a break and some people switch cars. We haven't left anyone behind, yet
  • We get to the Inn on Bourbon (Toulouse and Bourbon Streets) around 12:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. and check in
  • We all go eat lunch. Sometimes we split up and some people go to Ralph & Kacoo's and some go to Masperro's (Toulouse and Decatur)
  • After we eat, people kind of go their own way but usually do some of the following:
    Jax Brewery Mall
    Buy a frozen daquiri from a daquiri bar (about 10 different kinds to choose from)
    The guys usually buy cigars at one of the liquor stores
    Walk through Jackson Square
    Head back to the hotel to change clothes for the evening
  • Around 3:00 p.m. we meet at Pat O'Brien's to take a group picture and have a Hurricane (or two)
  • As people get tired of Pat O's they head back out to Bourbon Street
  • IMPORTANT: EAT NOW!!!! (Eat a Lucky Dog, Pizza, Gyro, People's sandwich...all of the above...something!)
  • We all eventually meet at the Cat's Meow (3 for 1 drinks until 8:00 p.m....plenty of time!) Some people hang out downstairs and watch karaoke and some hang out in the bar upstairs and yell at people on the street from the balcony
  • When we leave the Cat's Meow around 9:00 p.m. we usually go to the Gold Mine for Flaming Dr. Peppers and hang around there for a while
  • When we get tired of that place, we usually end up at the other end of Bourbon Street at either Utopia or the Famous Door
  • Every year we say we're going to go into the Dungeon but we keep forgetting. It doesn't open until midnight and by that point we can't find our face with both hands
  • At some point, we hang out in the streets, drink Hand Grenades, bother people, throw beads from the balcony, bother some more people, harass the door man, talk to strangers...run with scissors...
  • Either go to bed or go eat again


  • Everyone does whatever they want whenever they want (Cafe Du Monde, shopping, Aquarium, D-Day museum, Wax Museum, garden district, Margaritaville, French Market, SLEEP)
  • Meet again around 4:00 p.m. at the Cat's Meow
  • Repeat above


  • Check out around 11:30
  • Either go eat, buy souvenirs or go home...your preference

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:

  • Rehab


  • You finally start to feel normal

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