Friday, June 22, 2012

The DO's and DON'Ts of New Orleans...


Let’s start with the DON’Ts:

Don’t Take your 4 year old. Just don’t. 

Don’t use priceline to book your hotel…you’ll end up in The French Quarter, on Bourbon Street, with your 4 year old that you shouldn’t have brought. Just don’t. 

Don’t try to get those pretty beaded necklaces…they come with a cost. Just don’t. 

Don’t think that there are rules in New Orleans, because apparently they threw them all out the window along with their tops. Just don’t. 

Don’t open your eyes while walking on Bourbon Street…you’ll be scarred for life! Just don’t. 

Don’t eat the Gumbo if you have somewhere to be soon after. Just don’t. 

Don’t say, “yes, he is, “ (referring to your husband) when someone suggests “The Po’ Boy…” it’s a sandwich! Just don’t. 

Don’t open your door at midnight when the man is trying to beat it down all the while screaming profanities at you because he thinks you’re his cheating girlfriend! Just don’t. 

Don’t fret when everyone on your hotel floor is up in the hallway laughing and yelling at 4:00 AM…they aren’t up early, they just haven’t made it to bed yet. 

Don’t get confused with the one way streets…just know that whatever way you want to go, the street is opposite! 

Don’t eat the beignets! I examined these…several times (you know, for research) & have come to the conclusion that they use some kind of voodoo stuff to get you addicted ALMOST making you want to return to NOLA simply to indulge in the beignet! Just don’t.

There are more don’ts, but quit frankly, they aren’t “blog appropriate!” Now, for the DO’s

Do stay home, relax, and thank God that you aren’t in New Orleans! 

I’m serious! We did have a great time visiting with friends, and eating. Here are a few shots of our NOLA adventure. 


MC's first & last time on Bourbon Street...well, it better be anyway!



New Orleans Beignet
Breakfast with Friends
Who knew Matthew & MC could have so much fun at Anthro?

Where'd you get those beads missy?
I really don't know who is crazier!

The "official" Rollins Family travel candy!
Pucker Up
My Pretties

Throwing her coin in to make her wish to go home!

1 comment:

Karen Lawson said...

I am still laughing, Delecta. Ragan and I visited NOLA last year with some friends WITHOUT kids and when I returned home I told Bailey he is never allowed to go until he is married with children of his own. We stayed in the French Quarters also and was there 2 days before we discovered Riverwalk. Thanks for sharing.