After a successful trip to the Dominica Republic karst year for my 40th bday, mom n I are n the road together again!
Flew a great and early checked in flight on Southwest from Dallas to New Orleans, in the FQ at Monteleone by 11:30. Early n tasty lunch at Mr B's, mom enjoyed $1.50 Bloody Mary, I enjoyed $5 fantastic pink grapefruit margarita. Consumed 2 loaves of hot French bread with real butter-I love vacation food! Mom had BBQ shrimp and I had shrimp n pasta, I needed the bib, too! Walked off lunch for a while, checked out Omni pool-what a view, asked front desk for pass key and they let us up to check it out so give it a whirl-great bar area!! then back to hotel to check in and do some pool time. Cleaned up for dinner, stopped for music along the ways and on to Irene's for dinner. Not great service but good bruschetta, tasty crab gratin, drum meunière and drum crevette were good, corn maque choux was great, mom said sweet potato mash was really good. My 1st time there and overall good but not great, mom said it's usually great so they get one more chance. Up the street to Lafittes for frozen purple drinks, walked up bourbon but it was an early start n moms wiped out-and a bit buzzed so back to room. I ran to walgreens n called to check on hubby, it was a wild first night!! ;)