We’re finally here!
Bienvenue to our hideaway in the 2nd oldest neighborhood in New Orleans — Algiers Point in Old Algiers, just across the river from the foot of Canal and the French Quarter — New Orleans oldest neighborhood.
(The pencil is pointing to our house on Bouny Street.)
We are in the hidden part of the house, down the side and in the back.
We have 3 good sized rooms plus bath, laundry room, and a little private patio — which is more than twice as big as our Pied-a-terre last year.
Mike’s set up his “office” at a little desk in the bedroom, and his easel is in the kitchen ready for him to finish up his painting for his May exhibition at the Carol Robinson Gallery.
The kitchen has a gas stove (my preference) but no dishwasher so we bought a dish pan and drainer, as well as some rugs the dogs can’t hurt, and an iron — there’s always some weird thing you need and don’t think to bring, but that is actually a shorter than normal list. We’re getting good at this!
The kitchen leads out to the private patio.
We’ll be spending A LOT of time out here once the weather warms up again. (It was 46 degrees this morning — exactly the same as in Boise. Sheesh!)
We arrived on Saturday the 19th with just enough time to unpack the car, gussy ourselves up, and arrive on time at our friends’ son’s wedding — two blocks from where we’re staying. Best Wishes, Eileen and Kyle!
This sojourn will be different from last year because we are a ferry ride away from our familiar hangouts, but I’m looking forward to getting to know our little neighborhood and it’s hot spots, like the tout de suite coffee house and cafe where I plan to become a regular.
Hopefully my intrepid co-conspirator, Joy, will be willing to spend a little time on this side of the river too.
Cafe au Lait time!
Happy, happy, joy, Joy!