Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tourist In Your Own Town – 2008

Missed Part I, our adventures last year? Go here

Carlos and I had a mini vacation this weekend – our second annual Tourist in Our Own Town weekend.

Here is a brief list of our adventures.

Friday –

We each took the afternoon off work, arriving at my parent’s Little Yellow House Bed and Breakfast around 2 pm.

Musée Conti Wax Museum

Entergy IMAX Theatre – to see The Dark Knight on the huge screen

A leisurely walk down Decatur and Frenchmen Streets, browsing through shops and Jazz clubs

Saturday –

Breakfast at La Peniche, a restaurant 2 blocks from our B&B

The Riverfront Streetcar to Canal Street and then we walked to…

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art

We wanted to start our day at the Confederate Museum, but it is closed until November.

World War II Museum, which we have been to numerous times, but we wanted to see a new exhibit – Lives Remembered: Portraits of a Community Lost

Beauregard-Keyes House, where my dad volunteers as a tour guide on Saturdays. We were the only ones on his 2 pm tour.

A walk through the French Market, where I bought some local art.

Dinner at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen. (We were going to go to Drago’s, as we did last year, but changed our minds.)

We took the Riverfront Streetcar to the movie theatre at Canal Place, planning to see the French thriller Tell No One, but the movie had started 10 minutes before. The next showing was at 9:40 pm so we walked across the street to Harrah’s Casino. I spent $15.00 to make $22.50. Carlos lost $20.00.

Sunday –

Carlos and I walked down Royal Street before meeting my parents at noon. The four of us had brunch at The Court of Two Sisters. It was elegant, but a total of $50 per person so I don’t think we’ll be doing that very often.


Now I’m resting and getting ready for work tomorrow morning.