Not E...she got close to the guys and said, "Excuse me y'all, I just need to pass through here. Thank you." I followed behind her, thanking y'all with my unsweet northern accent. The guys scooted over, smiled and made room for us. In future races, I will be borrowing her approach.
2. I need to thank the New Orleans Saints one more time. Their 55 point victory over an opponent I can't remember was the catalyst for our trip to NOLA. I registered on the one day RNR gave a $55 discount. This race and experience was definitely worth $35.
3. A taxi ride to anywhere downtown is $33 for two. I am so thankful we didn't rent a car. The traffic downtown was a mess. So much is within walking distance. Do not rent a car if you are spending your trip in the city.
4. We stayed at the Omni Royal Crescent, two blocks from the race start. What a great hotel. I highly recommend it. Two blocks from the French Quarter, on a quiet side street. We became "loyalty members" (no charge to sign up) and had free wi fi and coffee delivered to our room every morning. The wi fi connection wasn't the greatest, oh well.
5. You must plan to ignore your diet in New Orleans! We found a great local restaurant for breakfast after the race, Mother's. S found a website where a commenter told us what to order. We split it. Crawfish omelette, pancakes with peach preserves, grits and a biscuit. I was so excited to get my authentic New Orleans breakfast.
On Monday we had breakfast at Cafe du Monde, a coffee stand that has been in NOLA since the 19th century. Everyone told us we had to get there for their beignets and coffee. Definitely a good choice!
|This was on Sunday, the line was huge to get in!|
|S wouldn't get off the bed to take my pic, sorry for the weird angle, but the shirt is so cute!|