I am so incredibly thankful for our New Orleans friends. In recent years David and I have been blessed to make some of the best friends anyone could ask for during our visits to New Orleans. These dear folks have welcomed us to their beautiful city with open arms and the sort of hospitality for which the deep South is famous. Almost as soon as our plane lands we begin getting texts and Facebook messages. “Are you here yet?” “What are you doing?” “Will you be at Tropical Isle tonight?”
On our most recent trip we headed to Tropical Isle on our first evening so we could listen to our special friends, Bryan and Debi of Debi and the Deacons. We are also friends with the other band members as well as some of the bar staff, manager and one of the owners. It’s always good to see everyone. We hadn’t been there very long before a couple of friends showed up…just to see us. And then a couple more…and more. Pretty soon we had quite a group!
Our April trip was fun but so very hectic that I didn’t feel as though I really got a chance to do the things I like to do. This time David promised that we would take things at my pace. I love being with everyone but as an introvert I especially treasure those times with just a couple of people so we can really connect. Our friends, Jay and Cher invited us to join them for a jazz dinner cruise one evening which was absolutely wonderful. It was a gorgeous night to be out on the Mississippi. We then went to Pat O’Brien’s (they had a free coupon that needed to be used) and finished up the night at Tropical Isle. Here are the four of us in front of the flaming fountain at Pat O’s: