Thursday, December 12, 2019

I love New Orleans. I hadn't traveled there in years and it seemed like the first time I had ever seen it. Cleaner, maybe because we stayed off of Bourbon street, but definitely cleaner.

Brennan's may have been our favorite dining spot.  We stopped for brunch and it was out of this world.  Super creative with their dishes.  Since I try to mostly eat plants, I did find the food somewhat hard in New Orleans.  I should have done a little research before and looked into some healthier choices.  But when you are traveling with other people that can be hard!
Cafe Du Monde definitely a spot to stop!  Knitting on my Beatrice Mitts happened there.  I brought a little powdered sugar home intertwined in my yarn.
SO much happening in this city.  Music on every corner.  Just so much life!
We went to the unbelievable game of the Saints vs. 49ers.  It was truly an awesome game.

But the real reason for this post is a little FYI:

On my way into the Superdome the security took my knitting needles.  And, they informed me that there was no way I could retrieve them on the way out.  They would be headed to the landfill.  (So sad!) They were size 2 metal needles.  Like traveling to Mexico, maybe bamboo would have been okay.  But metal, no.  So, just in case you think you might want to knit at a football game, consider making sure you have wooden needles, not metal!

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  1. I live in NOLA and am a mostly plant based eater. I wish that I had known you were coming. Several of our well known restaurants have absolutely delicious vegan options that do not appear on the menu - you have to ask - and there are many others that do have veg entrees on the menu. This has improved noticeably in the last five years or so. If you ever come back, I would love to help you with that. Did you go to Quarter Stitch right by the cathedral? It drives me crazy that the yarn is organized by color rather than weight but they have beautiful yarns and lovely people working there.

    1. Oh, Debbi! You are so sweet! I SO wish I would have mentioned it before we left. You would have been SO helpful! I ended up just telling the waiters to just tell the chef to serve me anything with vegetables. Most of the time they were so salty I couldn't eat it! I did go to quarter stitch! The only woman working was busy with another customer and I was confused by the yarn. hahah. Just seemed like a lot of single skeins but now that makes sense that it is sorted by color. Maybe they only had one out for display? Regardless, I just loved New Orleans! xx

  2. On the way back from Oaxaca, Mexico they took the pair of brand new 16" #1's I was using on some socks. For good measure they took a crochet hook as well.....Drat! I have traveled all over the US, to France, Japan and Morocco with them and they were never confiscated before.

    1. Ugh! I know! Darn Mexico! I don't understand why they do it. I've never had it happen in any other country! SO frustrating. Now when I go to Mexico I make sure to pack bamboo needles! xx


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