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Travelling with the blinds down

I was VERY excited to be travelling to New Orleans (I know, I’m sorry, you’re sick of hearing about it!!).  Packing and getting the flight for me is half the fun, and the breakfast before hand obviously!

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Boarding

Boarding

The flight was getting into Washington at around 6pm, so I was looking forward to seeing my first glimpse of one of the most important cities on the planet! Even if I would only be seeing it from the air.  As I was flying onwards later that evening.

Little did I know that these days, everyone pulls the blinds down, for the ENTIRE TRIP.  I thought maybe it was just going to be for the flight over the sea, but no, every single blind was down!  I think I was the only one on the plane who was excited to be travelling so far, to a place I’d never been.

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I am a nervous traveller, although less as I do more of it.  My OCD always kicks in, and this causes me a little stress, but is there anything more exciting than seeing a new country or city for the first time?

When Nigel and I were driving the “Back” roads down through France to the Pyrenees, were arrived around 4 hours later than we’d hoped as we spent so much time stopping to take photos around every bend. Which we LOVED.

Even when Robert or any other family head away, I love looking at the pictures and hearing the stories, and although I am a true home bird, a trip every now and then makes life exciting.

So I, definitely do NOT travel with the blinds down.

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New Orleans Restaurants- My review of Annunciation

Californian Sunshine in a glass

Californian Sunshine in a glass

Out of the blue I received an email asking would I like to go to New Orleans. So one week later I was touching down in the Louis Armstrong Airport in New Orleans.

The whole heat- humidity- city is another post, but this is about my last meal, so to speak. A very good friend, had asked another good friend, for recommendations on eating in NOLA.  Annunciation, in the Warehouse District appealed to me, so off I headed.  I’ll say one thing for American hospitality, they do it in buckets.

The bar in Annunciation

The bar in Annunciation

The welcome was genuine, with no awkwardness for being by myself.  I wanted to try an American wine, no point travelling all the way from Europe and having a European wine.  The first course of Fried Oysters, Brie and Spinach was as good as advertised, and like nothing I’d had before.  The oysters saltiness came through the dish and cut the creaminess of the brie.

Fried Oysters with Brie and Spinach

Fried Oysters with Brie and Spinach

The picture, to be clear, doesn’t do it justice! I struggled to choose between a number of entrée dishes offered.  And in the end it came down to a choice between two rose veal dishes.  The chosen one had a number of elements that I love, asparagus, bearnaise sauce and escalope of veal.

Veal Oyster

Veal Oyster (and none in sight!)

I have to admit, I didn’t manage to finish the main course, but I really wanted to try the dessert.  I would have quite happily tried any of them. But the one that was suggested by my server was the winner.

Dessert= perfection in a glass.

Dessert= perfection in a glass.

Butterscotch mousse, with salted caramel and whipped cream.  It sounds heavy, but it was light as a feather, and I definitely managed to finish it!

The whole meal from start to finish was excellent, not overly priced, and I was surprised that the room wasn’t packed.  If you are heading to this eclectic city try this restaurant.  Do it, you won’t regret it.