Here is a quick low down of this past trip
I took three long-distance trains on this trip, I didn’t need to, but it was fun! I took the Capitol Limited from Chicago to Washington, D.C., the Crescent from DC to New Orleans, and lastly The City of New Orleans back to Chicago. The trip, on the whole, was a great trip and I enjoyed it a lot. The trip was a quick 5-day trip, and what some of us rail travelers call a Traincation, that means a good part of the journey is spent on a train or in other words the train trip is a part of it and not our transportation, and we like it that way.
A few places I want to highlight one is a place to eat, and the other is a place to visit. I think you need to visit. I will get into more later on another post I am writing.
It could be you
First I want to say that if you cannot find something to do in New Orleans, you don’t know how to have a good time. There is a little something there for everyone. The food is fantastic, and so is the music! If you like the local fair or not, there is something there for you to (you can always go to a few of the McDonald’s). Let me start and say that I do not like seafood, BUT I found plenty to eat!
Food wise I would say try the Napoleon House. I am not adventurous with eating, BUT I did have the alligator sausage Po-Boy with Tabasco Pepper Jelly & Creole Mustard, oh my that was tasty with my Dixie Beer! My mouth is already watering for another one! I have a few other places coming up too.
This trip in one way was a dream come true for me, for I went to see Preservation Hall and hear the Preservation Hall house band. Both The Hall and the house band are full of history and known for keeping the traditional New Orleans music alive.
The Preservation Hall Band dates back to 1961 has showcased the top players in Dixieland and changes often, but the passion for the style is always there! I have wanted to go there since I was in high school, and I finally got there.
To get tickets for the Preservation Hall, buy your Big Spender tickets early and get reserved seats, or buy your tickets before the concert. you wait outside to get in. You want to be close to the start of the line if you want the chance to get a seat on a bench. Otherwise, you stand for the 45 minutes or so show. Tickets are CASH only kids so keep that in mind, unless you buy them online ahead of time. Preservation Hall doesn’t sell concessions, but you can bring in your beverages. So, if you were walking around with a Handgernade, you can bring that in with you.
P.S. Check out my Destination New Orleans page too!