Day 4, and the weather has turned. Glorious sunshine and temperatures in the upper 20s make New Orleans into a much more attractive looking city. At lunchtime I headed back to Le Bayou and had a pulled roast beef po' boy. It was delicious, but I think I may have hit my po' boy tolerance level after having at least one a day since I got here.
Day 3 in New Orleans had spectacularly bad weather, alternating between violent storms and humid drizzle. Lots of the roads were like small rivers.
I finally hooked up with Paul, one of my travelling companions for the road trip, and we decided that, given the apalling weather, the best course of action was to spend the afternoon in bars.. ..not the most original plan, but an enjoyable one nonetheless.
In one break from the storms we saw a New Orleans wedding procession, complete with jazz band.
We started off in Ye Olde Absinthe House and then moved on to Boondock Saint, just off Bourbon Street, where we settled in for a few hours of drinking and generally talking bollocks.
At about 10pm we moved on to the Deja Vu Restaurant and Bar for much needed solids. I had, yet another, Po' Boy - this time with BBQ pulled pork - before heading back to the hotel to crash out.
So, the Road Trip I've been looking forward to for over 3 months has finally started. I'm currently in the Lafayette Hotel in New Orleans, about to check out and go to the Hyatt where the conference I am in town for will start tomorrow.
The weather here is awful at the moment. Torrential rain, high winds, thunder and lightning.. ..but that's not really stopping my enjoyment - there are plenty of bars and restaurants in New Orleans where a traveller can shelter from the storm.
The video above was taken while I had breakfast this morning at a deli/café called 'Between the bread'. As you can see - the rain is coming down hard.
This is a variation on the Chicken Green Enchiladas I wrote about recently. Rather than roll up the enchiladas I wanted to try stacking them, almost lasagne style, to make a dish that sits up on the plate more.