The Adventures of BJ and Tony Morris
if you fly during a hurricane. We have had to explain a lot of things about the
We were planning to catch a flight, but since the girls could get off from work at lunch, we decided
to try for a flight instead. Standby travel was no problem it seems that
no one wanted to go to
We dropped our bags and struck out for trolley that would take us to the garden district. The trolley was very crowded so we had to stand for a good bit of the ride.
The further out we got, the more people got off the trolley. By the time we reached the end of the line, even the driver got off!
We had great seats for the return trip to the French Quarter. The girls took hundreds of pictures of the beautiful antebellum houses.
The trolley dropped us off at the edge of
the French Quarter so it was just short block walk to
Cindy was selected for an audience participation number and got to play some sort of foghorn sounding instrument.
We studied the menu at some of the famous
We had a bit of excitement when four
police cars screeched up to the intersection below us and all of the police jumped out in
hot pursuit of someone. The alleged criminal
must have eluded them because they soon jumped back into their cars, turned on their
sirens and zoomed away.
We encouraged the girls to try some
traditional Cajun food, but didnt have much luck.
Carina ordered a grilled chicken sandwich and Cindy had a shrimp salad. I ordered the Jambalaya and Tony had the Red Beans
and Rice with Andouille sausage. Cindy was
brave enough to taste of our dishes and really liked the Jambalaya.
By the time we had finished our meal it
was starting to get dark and
We wandered down
A praline (pronounced Prah-leen as I was corrected by the shop owner) was our dessert before we moseyed over to Pat OBriens. In the piano bar, we insisted that the girls at least try a hurricane.
As always, the pianists amazed us with their vast knowledge of songs and the ability to play and sing while accepting requests written on napkins. Cindy requested a Bonnie Rait song, but they never got around to playing it while we were there. They did play my request, Me and Bobby McGee.
We decided to call it a night & head
back to the hotel, thinking the girls might want to stay out longer, but they decided to
make it an early night too.
The next morning, we got a slow start. Our hotel included continental breakfast, but we
had to pass it up because our plans included beignets at Café Du Monde. We wandered through the quarter and along the river
on our way.
We got to Café Du Monde at just the right time! A table was available very unusual for a Saturday morning during prime breakfast time! Sitting at a dirty table is required if you wait for one to be bussed, someone will beat you to it!
We ordered 3 orders of beignets for the 4 of us. They were much bigger than we remembered we probably could have gotten by with 2 orders. We were able to eat all but one and since we always have a zip lock bag available for emergencies, we took the remaining one with us. Carina said she would have it for breakfast the next day.
We decided to buy an all day transportation pass for $5. That would allow us to do some sightseeing on the trolleys and get back to the airport all for one price. We caught the river front trolley and rode it a short distance before our driver stopped to help the driver on the car in front of us try to fix his broken down trolley. We waited for 15 or 20 minutes before abandoning our voyage. Since we were near the French Market, we decided to walk thorough.
It was getting close to and we had a bus back to the airport,
so rather than take any chances, we decided to go ahead and buy our muffletas for lunch. We put them in our backpack to eat later. I bought an extra one to take back to my lunch
By now, the trolleys were running again,
so we caught the Riverfront Trolley to where it connected with the
A funeral procession was proceeding along
We waited in the shade until a trolley
came and then dashed across the street to catch it. The
girls didnt like the
Once back in the quarter, we decided to find a place where we could stop for a beverage and enjoy our muffletta. We found the perfect place the Chart Room. Drinks were very reasonable and they didnt have a kitchen, so they didnt mind if we ate our lunch there, as long as you dont make a mess.
Tony decided to wait at the Chart Room
while I went with the girls to make one more trip around
Back at the airport, we checked in for
our flight. It was still showing plenty of
seats available for standby travel. We changed
from our hot sweaty
We were quite relieved when we pulled
away from the gate. Before we took the active
runway though, the pilot announced a ground delay. Cindy
came up from coach to say that the girls were hungry.
Tony dug the beignet and some peanuts out of his luggage and that satisfied
them until the flight attendants made the rounds with snacks. At last, we said goodbye to
All in all a very good trip. We didnt get to meet Dennis, but that was
okay, we got to meet parts of him a few days later in