Kyle and Sue, Kyle, really (sorry Sue, but put credit where credit is due), posted a very nice blog of their time in our fair city. Kyle and Sue had some real New Orleans adventures. They stayed with us for a week. Look, nobody ever says their stay is too long. It is always too short. Sure, you may get homesick and we understand you have things to do back home, but nobody is ever bored in New Orleans. Frau Schmitt and I have lived in New Orleans for almost six years and we are still discovering new things even though our guests consider us experts in the local culture and the folkways, and every restaurant and museum under the glorious Louisiana sun.
Here is a link to Kyle and Sue's New Orleans Adventure. I'm pretty sure they won't mind if I provide you with the link. I tip my jaunty fedora to them for really exploring the city on its own terms and really experiencing New Orleans the way it is should be explored, on the map but off the grid, if you will. What does that mean? It means whatever you want it to.
I'm not on vacation, so I don't judge what anyone does while they pass a few days, or a week, in our fair city. I've run the gamut of New Orleans experiences. New Orleans is full of surprises and you'll find the ones that delight and bemuse you. I live here, but I've also been a tourist. We live in a many- and wonderfully-faceted city. It really is magic in New Orleans.
Is there a perfectly bad New Orleans vacation? Not that I've seen from my vantage point of being an innkeeper. Nobody leaves New Orleans disappointed. Most people, when they do finally and eventually leave, have a tinge of regret that they couldn't have had another day to have another meal, to see another neighborhood, to meet someone else, to hear another band, to just relax in the most relaxing unique city in the world.
A tip of my fedora to Kyle and Sue. Good guests make good company. Good guests, as all of our guests are, make our profession a joy. Sue, I'm looking at you when I write this.
If you, dear reader, are thinking about visiting New Orleans, we hope you'll consider staying at La Belle Esplanade. The rest will come easy. Ask the professor.
À votre santé,
La Belle Esplanade.
...where the rest comes easy.