Thankfully We haven’t had any snow down here in Alabama- it’s actually quite sunny outside! If you do have snow, I hope that it hasn’t caused too many problems for you and you are able to enjoy it. Family and friends back in the UK had quite a bit of snow last week too so I am quite jealous that I haven’t been able to make snow angels 🙁 Hopefully, you will have all been busy enough to have a couple of posts to link up.
We wanted to make the most of Adam’s week off so I booked a night in New Orleans. For us, New Orleans is only a couple of hours away, which is quite cool. A trip to New Orleans also means that we get to be in three States in the space of 2 hours; Alabama, Missisippi and Louisiana.
I had read quite a lot about the French Quarter and quite fancied staying over somewhere near this area. The architecture in the guide books was lush and it looked like a quaint little village rather than a large city! I managed to find a guest house, right on Bourbon St, which seemed to be the main street running through the French Quarter. We arrived, parked up and were amazed by the building straight away. Vintage tiled floors, a grand staircase and delicate wrought iron external fixings. Lafitte Guest House was easy to get to and even easier to check in. Our room wasn’t ready straight away as we had arrived quite early. The man at the desk recommended that we tried a place a few doors down for the best Po-Boys in town.
Before heading off on our road trip, we walked 5 minutes down the road to a shop we had seen the previous day. This was an antiques store, but a very interesting antiques store. On the front stood a battered old Amish cart, alongside vintage drinks crates and planters made from corrugated steel. It looked like a treasure cove waiting to be explored.
We eagerly waited for the owner to open up and we edged in. There were many items that we could have bought for the house but couldn’t as we wouldn’t be able to get them back the UK without major cost. Around every corner, there was something waiting to be picked up and thought about. I find it odd to think that all of the stuff in the store has a history. Where has it been? What has it been used for? Who did it belong to? Some items creeped me out a lot, you will see why when I upload more pictures, but for now, here’s a couple to keep you intrigued!