Friday, October 12, 2007

Today is one of those days...

...that I really know what it means to miss New Orleans.

The weather is perfect and I crave the peace of sitting on a bench in Jackson Square.

I crave a fried shrimp dinner from Masperro's with a $1 strawberry daiquiri.

I crave a Top Shelf Margarita from Margaritaville at 2:00 in the afternoon, then another.

I crave Cat's Meow.

I crave the Famous Door.

I crave Cafe Du Monde at 2:00 a.m. or maybe 3:00.

I crave a pina colada/banana daiquiri from any frozen daiquiri shop.

I crave browsing the beautiful shops on Royal Street.

I crave a po'boy from Mother's or People's or Johnny's.

I crave sitting on the patio of Pat O'Brien's at dusk sipping a Hurricane and watching someone light the fountain.

I want to meander through the Conti Wax Museum.

I want to watch the penguins and otters at the aquarium.

((le sigh))


Just a Plane Ride Away said...

I lived in New Orleans for one year when I was three. Now you make me miss it too! Cafe du Monde anytime...

Anonymous said...

I second that!!!

Maybe October 2008 for us

See you tonight,

Laurie said...

Just... - Even at 3, it got into your soul. :) Making people miss New Orleans is one of my gifts.

Jamie - YES, New Orleans fall 2008 will be perfection!! See you tonight!

Lorna said...

I miss it and i've never been! I wonder if Montreal is a comparable treat?

AND in the interest of efficiency,Happy Birthday Jamie!

Astrid said...

Haha ... you are weird, but in a good way, AS ALWAYS!!!

Anonymous said...

Baby Sis

Yep this New Orleans weather. And if I have to..I'll come to Montreal and let you know...LOL.

Bon Temps!!

solopoesie said...



OldHorsetailSnake said...

Well, heck, Ms. Orleans, we have special sights in Oregon too. Why, only about 12 blocks from me are BOTH a Burger King and a Wendy's. And if that ain't enough, we got a little Chinese joint down by the post office.

Laurie said...

Lorna - I will tell Jamie and I shall come to Montreal. :)

Astrid - Thank you, my dear.

Baby Sis - Road trip!

Solo Poesie - If I understand your question, yes, that is me on the right. :)

Old Horsetail - I hear Oregon is beautiful! I'm adding the entire Pacific Northwest to my travel list.

Adela said...

Double le sigh.

Laurie said...

Adela - Can't you just feel it?

Sophmom said...

Heh heh. I went for the weekend. It was quick but wonderful. Haven't posted yet. Maybe tonight. It sure is a long drive, but you were right, it was a beautiful weekend.

Laurie said...

Sophmom - I hope you had a wonderful time! I just made reservations for March. Can't wait.

Nikki said...

I, too, know what it means to miss New Orleans.

Laurie said...

Nikki - I just reread the post (it's an old one). Now, I miss it again.