Of course, the second we got to LAX this morning, the clouds parted and we spotted blue skies – for the first time in six days!!!
The sun was shining down on me, too, because we almost didn’t make it out of Los Angeles! I forgot to pack my ID!!! I almost had a heart attack. How did I remember to bring my NATIVE FOODS FREQUENT EATER REWARDS CARD and not my driver’s license?!?
Thankfully, we had various forms with my name/address/etc. on it, and security let me through. Also, we’re lucky that our housesitters can FedEx my ID to me overnight. I don’t drink alcohol, but visiting New Orleans without being able to set foot in a bar would be way too sad!
While waiting to board our flight, we munched on sprouted bagels, PB, and fruit that we packed:
(The Justin’s Winner has been chosen, but there are a BUNCH more giveaways lined up in the next few days, so keep checking back for chances to win some other free foodie prizes!)
When we arrived in New Orleans, the sun was already setting, but it was still pretty warm out. The first thing I saw upon opening my hotel door:
Now THAT’S a welcome!
I gobbled one up while I unpacked. Dense, chewy chocolate-y perfection.
Then we headed to dinner. After being cooped up for almost a week, it felt so good to walk!
In honor of Abe’s father, we went to:
Last time we were in New Orleans (over a decade ago) we ate here with his family.
You order at the counter, then they bring food out to you.
I asked for the smaller size of the Famous Ferdi Special
What’s debris?! Noun:
Abe got the only vegetarian option – an omelet, with grits (which I sampled, but really didn’t like.)
This, however, I loved…
Unfortunately it did NOT love me back. Almost immediately I felt sick – dizzy, nauseous, etc. Dunno if it was too much food, or too rich, but I haven’t felt violently ill from food like that in years, and I have certainly eaten much larger portions of meat and grease on numerous occasions without any adverse effects.
So instead of walking around the city in the nice weather like I’d hoped, I’m blogging from my hotel bed. I guess I’m going to have to be more careful about what (and how much) I ingest this trip. It’s going to be hard, though! Already I’m feeling a little better and fantasizing about that po’ boy again…like an abusive ex…
What a crazy day – both mentally and physically!