A few days ago, the lovely and wonderfully talented Dawn Chartier sent me an email with a list in it—one that she pulled together from this link. If I haven't mentioned it before… I love (and I mean LOVE) lists. They keep me on track and I get tingly all over when it's time to check items off the list and… they are actually the best present anyone (especially, those who need to nag me for something important) could ever give me.
Because I'll be heading down to New Orleans for FF&P's Fantasy on the Bayou Writers' Conference March 2-4, 2012 (and because Dawn lives in New Orleans and has been an absolute doll fielding my questions about what to do while I'm in town for my (gasp!) very first time EVER—I know, that's shocking, isn't it?), she gave me a list of the top 10 (with a really cool bonus #11) for me to do while my penny pinching self is in her neck of the woods.
The list goes like this:
Top 10 Things To Do in New Orleans Under $10
|Napoleon's Death Mask at the Cabildo in Jackson Square|
2.) The Cabildo in Jackson Square (Go see Napoleon's death mask and lots of other fascinating stuff)
3.) Dueling Pianos at Pat O'Brien's (For a tip they will play just about anything)
4.) Streetcar Ride (For $1.25 the streetcar will take you back in time)
5.) Slots at Harrah's (Ten dollars may not take you too far, but you never know...)
6.) Street Performers (Come on. Give me a buck.)
7.) Roman Candy Wagon (One gooey stick will take you back)
8.) French Market (Shop for affordable treasures)
9.) Snowballs (Take them for an authentic New Orleans snowball. Nectar cream is a local favorite.)
10.) Lucky Dog (You haven't been to New Orleans until you've had one.)
(insert drumroll please for the Bonus #11 item to do…)
11.) Scavenger Hunt (Join the fun on our scavenger hunt and find where some popular characters from various novels visited a time or two.)
OMFG. Did anyone else look at #11 and think… I wanna see the street and imagine the float that knocked Talon on his ass in Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter book, Night Embrace. Or better yet… can I go to the Sanctuary?
Hehehe, I feel like a kid in a candy shop—just plain giddy—thinking of all the possibilities.
Okay, so now it's your turn.
If you were going to visit New Orleans for FF&P's Fantasy on the Bayou conference, what would you put on your scavenger hunt list?