Ok, so I am finally catching up with the Festival of Postcards. The third edition's theme is Signs. I thought this postcard was very appropriate for the theme:
I have been to New Orleans several times, being a native Louisiana girl and only living an hour away, so I can't quite remember when I purchased this postcard. It was probably on the 4-day trip I took in May 2005, the first long trip Cade and I took together. We stayed in the French Quarter and visited several places, including Bourbon Street and Pat O'Brien's, the Cabildo (now the Louisiana State Museum), The 1850 House, the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, Cafe du Monde, The Gumbo Shop, The Crescent City Brewhouse, and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. I don't think we went to the Old Absinthe House at that time, but we did recently stop by there in November 2008 when we took my cousin and her husband from Michigan. One funny story I remember about our 2005 trip was going to Pat O'Brien's and ordering two hurricanes to go. We decided to drink them while we walked back to our hotel. We arrived at our hotel, walked into the lobby and said "hi" to the girl at the front desk, walked into the courtyard and up the stairs, before we realized that it wasn't our hotel. So we walked back through the lobby and told the girl at the front desk, "Oops...wrong hotel." She laughed and said, "Too many hurricanes?"