Weekend Update–Complete with Grainy Phone PhotosPosted: March 3, 2015 | |
This past weekend I joined my humans for a whirlwind road trip to New Orleans. We had a fabulous time. We started our fun Friday afternoon at Wood Pizza Bistro and Taphouse in the Warehouse District. The day was beautiful but a little chilly, so my human mommy and I snuggled on the outside porch to stay warm. We had the perfect spot to greet everyone as they went inside, where it was nice and toasty . . .
. . . and a beautiful view of the large patio area, where it wasn’t quite as nice and toasty. According to my humans, the pizza was fantastic. You’ll just have to take their word for that because I didn’t get even the tiniest little taste. They say they’re looking forward to going back and enjoying the patio on a warmer evening. I certainly hope I get to join them.
After our early dinner, my humans headed to the Pelicans basketball game and I got comfortable in the Marriott Residence Inn New Orleans Downtown (it’s actually in the Warehouse District, but that’s its name). Just for the record, I didn’t spend the whole evening lounging on the bed . . . although that would have been pretty sweet. I stayed in my travel crate like a good girl.
It seemed as if I had just drifted off to sleep when my humans returned from the game (they were super happy because the Pelicans won) and we headed out for a little wine and dessert at Tommy’s Wine Bar. There’s a small alcove just outside the entrance to Tommy’s Wine Bar with two bistro tables. It’s the perfect people-watching location. It’s also the perfect place to get lots and lots of love from humans who are passing by. I love getting love from humans.
The next morning my humans enjoyed breakfast in bed while I did a little up-close-and-personal begging . . .
. . . which worked, because my human daddy let me lick the little peanut butter container. Is there anything better than peanut butter? Yes–peanut butter in bed! The rest of the day was a bit of a blur as we toured New Orleans from one end to the other and had a late lunch at Juan’s Flying Burrito Creole Taqueria on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District. Once again, I received more than my fair share of attention from the humans who were passing by. Did I already mention that I love attention? Well, the best was yet to come.
My humans knew that it just wouldn’t be a trip to New Orleans without a visit to my all-time favorite watering hole, The District. (You can click here to read all about the time I discovered The District.) It was a bit quiet when we first arrived, but that changed very quickly when buses and buses of Tulane University students started to arrive.
They were having an NCIS: New Orleans-themed sorority exchange and everyone was dressed up like characters from the television show. (That nice young lady on the right wasn’t really a prisoner; that was just her costume.) Even with all those pretty college girls, I think I was probably the most popular female in the whole place. I cannot begin to tell you how many students petted me and kissed me and said how soft and sweet I was and how much they missed their dogs back home. I think I brought them a little comfort and joy that evening, and that made me feel really good. After we told them all good evening and went back to the hotel, my humans could not stop talking about how impressed they were with each and every Tulane student we met. They were intelligent, outgoing, and passionate about their college studies and professional plans. They made my humans feel very, very optimistic about the future of our world.