January 6, 2010

Bourbon Street.

Any sort of depression I felt about losing the SEC Championship immediately diminished when I heard that the Gators were going to be heading to N'Orleans for the Sugar Bowl.
So of course I set off for the Vegas of the south, no questions asked. Twice in one semester!
This was my first time going to New Orleans not on LSU/UF weekend and not on a fraternity road trip, and it was great! I wouldn't say more fun, just a different type of fun. Of course we sketched around Bourbon Street for a while, but we also spent more nights there than the road trips so we could do more than just drink, haha. While my friends were in a coma until 1 pm everyday, I manned up, chugged some water, and set off to explore the city.
One day, I took the street car to the Garden District and checked out all of the houses. It was lovely! I bought A Room with a View at the prettiest Borders I have ever seen! It was in the Garden District and was in an old building that looked like a plantation house. Marvelous!
The next day, everyone was in the mood to experience New Orleans. We went to Acme Oyster House where I had THE best chargrilled oysters, followed by fried crawfish tails. It was incredibly delicious. We then took a stroll down the French Market, where fresh fruit and fake Yurman was everywhere! I got some authentic Louisiana sugar cane, already cubed up, and munched happily away.
Later that night we hit up Bourbon Street again, where I had perhaps a little too much fun.
And that's all I'll say about that.



  1. I went to our bowl game, but I am not sure if I am going to make that mistake again! Glad you had fun!

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