Guess where I am?! I’m in New Orleans! Yesterday was extremely busy for me so I was not able to stop by and talk with you guys. Today was also a super busy day, so tonight’s post will be on yesterday. I will post about today’s adventures tomorrow
Yesterday was a late start at school, so I was able to sleep an extra hour (woohoo!). I left school earlier to head over to the airport with my mom. We had plenty of time before our flight so we stopped at our airport’s Tuscany restaurant. I knew that I would be eating a ton of unhealthy food in New Orleans (and I was right!), so I made sure to load up on greens. I was really impressed by how simple and delicious this salad was!
Our flight ended up being pretty enjoyable… except for the annoying people behind us. They kept bumping into our chairs and coughing (I was able to feel their cough at times.. gross). Germaphobe Brittany was not very pleased. Besides having sickies behind us, I enjoyed our flight. I spent a majority of the time reading magazines and talking with my mom
After checking into our hotel, we dropped off our bags and headed off to explore. Little did I know, my mom had a surprise for me.
After walking around and looking in stores, my mom brought me over to a group of people. A man in a weird costume asked what our last name was and checked our name on his list of papers. I was so confused. Who was this
scary creepy strange man? Just then, he handed us both a sticker that we were suppose to wear. I grabbed the sticker only to see that it said “Haunted History” on it. Let’s just say that scaredy cat Brittany was not so happy.
After 10 minutes of standing around, everybody was split into large groups. We walked down the street and stopped at the Touch Down Jesus (nickname people from New Orleans gave it).
Our tour guide was dressed in trench coat, a Russian fur hat, and with a beer in hand. He jumped around (no joke) while introducing himself and giving us a brief history on New Orleans and its history with fires. My mom was really enjoying my discomfort (she thought it was absolutely hilarious, thanks mom!). For those of you who do not know, I get scared easily. I am so wimpy that (fake) haunted houses scare me. With that said, checking out real haunted houses has never been on my top to do list.
After our tour guide’s introduction, we began on our journey. During our walk, our tour guide told us about New Orleans past. The nerd in me came out and I became very interested in the tour we were on. I never knew how horrible it was to live in New Orleans 200 years ago! People died from every disease imaginable (especially yellow fever) in addition to fires, hurricanes, mentally insane people (original settlers were from France’s prisons), and native people (they were cannibals). Doesn’t that sound horrible?!
One of the haunted places we stopped at was Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shoppe. It was actually a smuggling hub for pirates, but the ordinary citizens of New Orleans had no clue. A few pirates decided to try making a profit of their own on the smuggled goods but they were caught. In result, they were tied up and fed head first into a fireplace. It is said that this place, which is now a bar, is haunted. People have claimed to see faces in the fire or their cameras suddenly died when taking pictures inside. None of those weird things happened to me (thank goodness!).
After taking pictures in the bar, we headed over to the most haunted house in America (according to our tour guide). The LaLaurie Mansion’s story was incredibly creepy. The owners of the mansion in 1800′s had their very own torture chamber. I was grossed out by what the tour guide said, so feel free to look up the story for more details. By the way, Nicholas Cage bought that mansion before he went bankrupt (I just thought you all should know). Despite the creepy ghost stories, I enjoyed our tour. Our tour guide was extremely
When the tour ended, we headed for dinner. We ended up having dinner at Nola. (Pictures coming soon)
Would you be happy to go on a haunted tour?
Have you ever been to New Orleans?