The Adventures of BJ and Tony Morris
Dee Goes to New Orleans
Dee had planned to take the later flight to New
Orleans, but so, apparently, did lots of paying passengers, so she had to get up for the
extra early bird flight. She got to sit with BJ and Tony in the section beside the
engine. She buckled in and put her luggage beneath the seat in front of her, as
instructed by her fellow flight attendants.
One of her fellow flight attendants brought us a
snack, so Dee had the airline employee staple, the biscoff and a bottle of water.
The flight was bumpy, so Dee never got to go to the
restroom. She was anxious to make a stop as soon as we deplaned.
Dee and BJ had to hurry Karla, JeRie and Tony along
to catch the first public bus from the airport. Dee pointed out to the others that
they could pay $1.60 for the ride to the French Quarter on the public bus, or more than
$10 per person on a shuttle!
Dee convinced the others to stop at Cafe du Monde for
some beignets and coffee. She tried to keep from getting too much powdered sugar on
After filling up on beignets, the group took a stroll
around the French Quarter to let their breakfast settle. BJ and Dee stopped to rest
with a statue.
We did a little shopping and Dee found the perfect
After wandering around a bit, Dee was thirsty for a
Bloody Mary, so she insisted that we stop at Johnny Whites.
Our next stop was at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop where
we were on the tour! A number of horse and buggy tours came by to see Dee on display
in the window.
At Flannigan's Pub, Dee earned her first set of Mardi
Then it was time for a Muffletta! Imagine our
disappointment when we discovered that Central Grocery was CLOSED on Mondays!
Fortunately, Frank's, next door was serving what some
might say was an even better muffletta. The jury is still out on the best muffletta
since we couldn't do a side by side comparison, but Frank's was certainly an acceptable
We went back to a little place around the corner and
ate our sandwiches in their garden. Dee got a little tipsy and started exploring the
Dee even made friends with the cat.
We were probably lucky she didn't get hurt or
arrested! Those flight attendants are a wild bunch!
She wanted to buy a shirt, but we didn't have time.
We had to hurry back to catch the public bus back to the airport.
Dee was surprised and pleased to get a first class
seat on the way home! She and Tony and BJ shared a glass of wine before takeoff.
Dee volunteered to help out with the pre-flight
briefing and then she put on her headphones and tuned in some easy-listening music.
The turbulance caused Dee to have a bit of an upset
stomach. Thank goodness for the handy airsick bag! Looking at the horizon
seemed to make her feel better.
Back in Atlanta, Dee went home to rest up for her next trip.