For the last couple of months, I was thinking of going on a holiday for few days with my friends leaving my two kids, Jimmie 10 and Sarah 7 with their dad. I can’t even remember when was the last time I went out with my friends.
Before I had kids I used to go on hiking, river rafting, diving and many other adventurous trips but after I became a full time mummy I stopped doing all these things and became busy with my two lovely kids and a caring husband.
About 3 months back Emmy came to my house and asked me that she is planning a trip to New Orleans with our old college friends and if I am willing to join them . It was such a good oppourtunity hang out with my friends once again, but I was little worried about kids and whether Justin, my husband will be able to take care of them or not but when Justin assured me, I called Emmy and told her that I am joining her.
It was my first trip to New Orleans but I had heard a lot about it. New Orleans is well known for its nightlife and Bourbon Street is the entertainment venue for those who love Jazz and partying late. Bourbon Street is popular among party goers. Pubs, bars and nightclubs are lined on both side of the street which is almost 1 mile long and we will find Jazz music being played by bands in almost every establishments.
I love Jazz so we went to a Jazz club named, Bombay club which is located in French quarter and is an upscale restaurant serving delicious food and amazing Jazz music. We stayed there till 12 and then we went to some nightclub in Bourbon Street and stayed there quite late. I would like to give you few safety tips about Bourbon street – Do not carry or wear valuables, always stay in group and do not go to desereted lanes.
Next day we went to Spa Atlantis after having a late breakfast. Since it is a very popular spa so we had booked our session a couple of weeks back. I would recommend that if you are in New Orleans then take some time off and visit this Spa. The spa treatments are slightly expensive then other spa houses that I have attended but their quality of service makes for their prices.
After our spa treatment we decided to go to Garden District which was built in 1830s and is popular for its 19th century mansions. In Garden city we took a guided tour and enjoyed every moment of it. We saw Sandra Bullock’s house, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’s house, Commander’s Palace and many more other notable houses.
We became very tired after our tour to Garden city so we headed to our hotel to take some rest. After I returned to my room I called home and spoke with my kids and Justin. I was very worried about them as I was not sure Justin will take care of them or not but he is doing great and kids are enjoying their time with their dad as they had never been able to spend much time with their dad as Justin spends most of his time on business travel.
Next morning we left New Orleans and went to De Sota National park to participate in some adventure sports.
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