Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Heading To The Big Easy

Steam boat on the Mississippi River

So, it is official: Matt and I are going to New Orleans next month to celebrate his 30th birthday! We will be leaving Seattle on Thursday, October 21st and returning Monday, October 25th. It should be a good time to go to the South because hurricane season is over and they still have 75 to 80 degree weather . . . it will be a welcome break from the fall showers in Seattle.

I am super excited on many levels, but VERY excited about sampling the local cuisine. Louisiana and particularly New Orleans have a reputation for amazing food. I am excited to suck the meat out of a craw fish at a street vendor stand, eat a beignet at Cafe Du Monde and to try and find the best po-boy in the city. We are planning on taking a steamboat jazz, dinner cruise on the Mississippi River and taking a New Orleans cocktail tour (where you are guided to the best bars in the city and given samples their most famous cocktails). Matt is trying to get tickets to the Saints game on his actual birthday, which would be a great experience as well . . . Who dat!

I will definitely be taking pictures and writing about our little adventure. So, look for a cajun/creole, New Orleans inspired blog in late October. If you have been to the Big Easy and have any suggestions about what we should do and see please send me an email.