We were in the Big Easy for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and, for those of you who know NOLA, we stayed in the French Quarter on Toulouse Street. The whole city surprised me with how beautiful it was and how much spunk it had. The rainbow-colored houses and wrought iron porches reminded me of Charleston.
Then there was Bourbon Street: a free-for-all party zone. The alcohol is served in "to go" cups and cars are blocked off from the area at night so you can drink and mingle in the street. My only NOLA experience before this was running around the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary when my dad got his PhD (I was 3), so this time around was a very different trip.