New Orleans Day 5 – One Last Hurrah
Thanks to the kindness of the person who owns the house we stayed in, we didn’t have to race to vacate the place by noon. Instead we were able to wander the city one more time, taking in Armstrong Park, a little bit of Treme, and one more visit to a couple of the bars we really liked. Today was very, very warm and humid, and a good send-off, as I am very much looking forward to Seattle’s cool fall weather.
We got a last meal at the Napoleon House (red beans and rice!), walked through Jackson Square one final time, then visited the Carousel Bar again for Ramos Gin Fizzes and more good conversation. As we were leaving, we ran into a pretty famous pop star who was in town as part of her tour. It was pleasing to see that she seemed to be really nice to the wait staff.
We wrapped up our trip with a visit to 21st Amendment – the first bar we visited when we arrived on Friday. We had a great conversation with the bartender, then caught a cab with an extremely colorful driver. It’s hard to leave in some ways, but I have no doubts that we will be back. It’s a great city, with great food, drinks, music, architecture and people, and I can see why so many people choose to call it home.