Short trip to New Orleans
My wife and I took an overnight trip to New Orleans (sans kids!!!) and really enjoyed it. It's only a 2 1/2 to 3 hour ride from Lafayette, LA, but we only go once or twice a year.
On the advice of a good friend we had dinner at Deannie's Seafood. Excellent! I've had bbq shrimp a few times, and I know other NO restaurants are more well-known for them, but these were excellent. An appetizer portion included 6 HUGE shrimp in a wonderful butter sauce with plenty of bread for dipping. We also shared a fried shrimp dinner, which was great, although I would have seasoned the shrimp more. Both of us wished we had ordered the full sized bbq shrimp...
We went to the D-Day museum on the following morning. Incredible. If you are in NO, PLEASE visit. I have many family members who served in WWII, including my maternal grandfather who was part of the D-Day invasion and my paternal grandmother, who welded on the Higgins boats which made the invasion possible (Rosie the Riveter???). The staff at the museum is mostly veterans or wives/family of veterans, and the conversation was incredible. God bless our troops and those who have fought for our great country.
Unfortunately, lunch after the museum wasn't so good. Mediocre red beans (and on a Monday, no less! and salad). The service was ok, but it took over an hour to get served. I won't say where since I don't think it's fair to judge a place on only one visit, but I probably won't return.
In all a great trip!