I can’t help but giggle as I type this – Mommy took me to New Orleans this weekend with Auntie Goodie, Blanton & Elizabeth and Aunt Kiki and Jon David. Hilarious.
First of all, the Mommies decided it would be a good idea to take ONE car for all of us. So picture me, Jon David & Elizabeth all in our carseats on the back row, Aunt Kiki in a captain’s chair and Blanton in the other captain chair.
Aunt Kiki had her work cut out for her. We did not like to coordinate – so we decided to all be thirsty/hungry at different times, could NEVER agree on a movie to watch and frequently kicked Aunt Kiki between screams.
Mommy sat shotgun and pretended we weren’t there.
So we get to New Orleans and our first stop is the Story Time Park. Wow! There was the Old Woman in the Shoe, the Three Little Pigs, Puff the Magic Dragon, Pinochio, Ole King Cole – and on and on. We climbed in the shoe and the mouth of a whale and slid down Puff’s fiery spew!
Then we went to the amusement park next door and I rode the roller coaster, the Ferris Wheel, the Tilt-a-whirl, the carousel…..
It was VERY fun day.
The next day we woke up and went to Cafe Du Monde and then Mass at St Louis Cathedral – the oldest still-functioning cathedral in North Louisiana. It was BEAUTIFUL, until Mommy flashed the Arch Bishop. Both boobies. During Mass Collection.
Then we got ready for the Audubon zoo. We took a trolley to the zoo, not realizing that it would be a MILE walk after we departed the trolley. With no restrooms on the way or beer stands. Did I mention it was a tad warm?
We finally get to the zoo and have lunch – then we start our mission to see my monkey. I can say “my monkey” because for my Baptism anniversary Aunt Goodie (my GodMother) and Elizabeth and Blanton picked our Menari, a baby orangatan and adopted her in my name. She was pretty darn cute.
We also saw my alligator.
Then it started raining and they put all the animals away, so we went to the gift shop and LOADED UP.
Of course, then Aunt Kiki lost her wallet. So we had to call Uncle Ja and have him cancel all her cards.
Next stop – Mulates, Original Cajun New Orleans Restaurant.
Mommy was pushing Jon David and accidentally spilled red wine down the back of his VERY blonde hair. Heehee, he looked funny. So Aunt Kiki whips out the shade on his stroller to protect him from more attacks. Out pops her wallet. Too late – cards all cancelled.
At Mulates they sat us by the dance floor. It was five Mommies and 8 of us kids. We danced and danced and made LOTS of new friends at other tables.
Until Security came up and started yelling at the Mommies that “Employees & Management” had been complaining. I’m not sure why Mommy was so mad – but I think it had something to do with the fact that he didn’t say the word “customers”. Why do you have a dance floor if you won’t let people dance?
Mommy cancelled the entire table’s orders while they were starting to bring out the food.
Then she went on Trip Advisor and wrote a review to say NEVER GO TO MULATES.
The next morning we went to Stanley’s and ate breakfast – the most delicious food I have ever tasted. Mommy made lots of grunts and groans while eating her Eggs Benedict. I guess that means she liked it.
We walked around Jackson Square and went for a Carriage ride – it was so much fun, and our driver – David was very nice. He even showed us where Brad and Angelina live! Mommy thinks I am going to marry Maddox one day…. he is pretty cute.
Then we loaded back up in the car and started driving home – where of course we got a hefty speeding ticket.
It was the most fun weekend ever – I love my Aunties and my best friends. You couldn’t ask for better company or a better place to spend a weekend!
BUT BOOOOO MULATES – shame on you.