Last Day In New Orleans

Yesterday's Pictures:

Archie Manning

Archie Manning

Cute little old fashioned hat store

Today's Post:
Wednesday was our last day in New Orleans. My shuttle to the airport didn't leave until 12:50PM, so I had some time to explore in the morning. I went to one last talk in the morning and walked through the Hurricane Katrina memorial area by the convention center before heading back to the hotel.
I can't believe its been almost 6 years already

I had heard of this restaurant called Green Goddess which serves a bacon sundae. I like ice cream and I like bacon so I had to try it, so Aly and I went there for lunch (or in my case, dessert). It was quite delightful. It had the perfect balance of salty from the bacon and sweet from the ice cream. The sundae consisted of pecan/praline ice cream, caramel, whipped cream, and of course bacon.
I forgot to take a picture of it myself, but I found this one online
This plaque was on the outside of Green Goddess

The alley that the restaurant was quaint

After lunch, Aly had to head to the airport herself. I hung around the hotel until I had to leave. On my way to the airport, I received another call from a job I applied to asking if I could do a phone interview.

And don't get me started about the flights back. I've never been one to have flight issues, whereas my sister is cursed when it comes to flying. Whenever you hear about flights that have to do emergency landings because a passenger has gone crazy, or an engine has stalled, or something completely random like that, my sister is probably on that plane.

To start, because of the shuttle schedule, I had to be at the airport 2 1/2 hours before my plane was scheduled to leave. We boarded the plane at the scheduled time and as we were starting to taxi away from the gate, the pilot comes on the intercom and says, "Just so you know, we are taxi-ing to the run way, but we won't be taking off for another hour. We figured we'd be the first in line to take off instead of making you wait in the airport." Really? Who would rather sit in a stalled plane? No air conditioning. No room to move. You're not allowed to stand unless its an emergency. There's nothing to do. They wouldn't even let us use our electronics. I'm not sure who thought this was a good idea. Thank goodness I had a 3 hour layover in Atlanta, so it was just making the layover shorter.

So, I get to Atlanta and go to a TV to see what gate my flight to Boston will be at and if it was on time. Lo and behold, it was delayed 1 1/2 hours! My layover went from 3 hours to 2 hours to 3 1/2 hours. Are you kidding me? I'm not inventive enough to know what to do in an airport for that long. I found a Sam Adams bar and got myself a bratwurst and Sam Adams Cherry Wheat beer for dinner. It was delicious. I hadn't had their cherry wheat beer yet, but it was good and they even put cherries in the beer. The beer was so big though that it took me almost an hour to finish it (good, one hour down). But now I was drunk in the Atlanta airport and all I wanted to do was sleep, but I still had 2 1/2 hours until my flight was to leave. It was starting to look like "The Hangover: Atlanta Edition". I stopped at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and grabbed a coconut and caramel apple (it was my last day of vacay, give me a break) to help me sober up. I settled down by my gate to charge my phone, eat my apple and read my Nook only for them to announce a change in the gate location.

The rest of my stay Atlanta was me walking from gate to gate, reading my Nook briefly at each one. Fortunately, once my flight did leave, it was uneventful, but it was still a really long day.

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Ali said...

I'm enthralled by the idea of bacon ice cream. I'd never try it (curse you vegetarianism! I wonder if it would work with morningstar slices?). There's a Chef in the UK called Heston Blumenthal, and he's famous for making unusual foods; on the ice cream front, he's made egg and bacon flavour, mustard flavour and meat pie flavour (gag). The mustard one is on sale at the moment I may have to give it a go...

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