Fat Tuesday, Fatter Wednesday, Even Fatter Thursday – Eating Our Way Through New Orleans

We exercised every morning, walked miles upon miles every day, but we found there was no way for us to offset the amount of calories consumed this week in The Big Easy.  We have found New Orleans to be a foodies nirvana.  Here are some pictures of the jambalaya, muffaletta, po’ boy, BBQ shrimp, fried green tomatoes, grits, biscuits, red fish, and of course oysters that we devoured.


We could easily stay here another month and not run out of great restaurants to sample (just in the French Quarter alone).  Some of our favorites include Bourbon House, Acme Oyster House, Napoleon House, Elizabeth’s, and Ruby Slippers.  Many of these have been serving patrons for over 150 years. Enough about food (it’s making us hungry again)…

On Wednesday we rode the St. Charles Street trolley to the Garden District to view the mansions.  Bonnie took us past the homes of Anne Rice, John Goodman, and the house where Jefferson Davis died.


We spent a cold and rainy Thursday visiting St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, which opened in 1789 and is the oldest and most famous in New Orleans.  The Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau is said to be interred here; Nicholas Cage purchased a pyramid shaped tomb for his future resting place.

Today was dedicated to an air boat swamp tour.   Unfortunately, it was too cold for the big alligators to come out, but we did see a young one and had a great time with Bonnie, Peter and Captain Allen.



To see Robin playing with the baby alligator 

We’d like to thank Bonnie & Peter Landini for sharing this wonderful week with us.  We had so much fun exploring the Crescent City with you, but don’t worry, what happens in New Orleans…


Tomorrow we plan to buy gas in Mississippi, lunch in Alabama, and slumber in Fort Walton Beach Florida.

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5 Responses to Fat Tuesday, Fatter Wednesday, Even Fatter Thursday – Eating Our Way Through New Orleans

  1. Adam says:

    You asked what I want for my bday… I want a baby alligator!

  2. Sue Anderson says:

    Sounds like your are winning the race for most calories consumed. We thought we were bad eating our way through Brazil! Will you be in Buenos Aires next? Gives us a shout out!

  3. Gail Biben says:

    You are getting closer to us. If you are heading for south Florida, we are in Highland Beach, between Boca and Delray on the the intracoastal and the ocean. We would love to see you if you come our way. Florida weather has been wonderful. Come on down. Safe travels, Grandma Gail

    Sent from my iPad

  4. Nancy Cilenti says:

    Robin and Bob…just want you to know I am loving your blog!! I catch up on it every few days and I am really enjoying all your comments about the places you are visiting and the FOOD!! Did you “weigh in” before the trip?? HA! Keep up the posts…Happy Trails to You!!

    • robinlf23 says:

      Thanks for following us Nancy. We did weigh in before leaving San Ramon, but fortunately most of our hotels don’t have scales.
      Hope all is well in San Ramon.

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