|Sign outside one of the few public toilets in New Orleans.|
Have any of you been to New Orleans? I was there many years ago with my mom and I don't remember being so desperate to find a toilet. But then again, I wasn't middle aged back then.
If you're going to go to New Orleans, my advice is to do some planning before you visit. And I don't mean deciding what sights you're going to see or how many beignets you're going to eat at Cafe du Monde. I mean, figuring out where the public toilets are and marking them down on your map. Of course, you can always pop into a restaurant, bar or hotel and ask if you can use their toilets, but you do risk getting turned away. Trust me, it happens.
But to be fair to New Orleans, despite the lack of public toilets, it is an incredible city. My mom and I visited before Hurricane Katrina and I was surprised how much the city looks the same. I'm not sure if they just did a fantastic job rebuilding or if I just can't remember things anymore. I'm middle-aged, remember. Memory is one of the first things to go.
Anyway, here are some pictures of our time in New Orleans so that you know that it wasn't all bad. At some point, I'll do one of our "Going for a Walk" posts so that you can get the full scoop on what we got up to when we weren't looking for a bathroom. By the way, if you want to see our other "Going for a Walk" posts, just click on "Walk" under labels on the right hand side of the page. They're mostly pictures with some eccentric humor thrown in from time to time.
|One of the many old ghost signs on the buildings in New Orleans. Mint juleps are delicious. Only problem is that if you drink too many of them, you'll be desperate for a toilet.|
|Picture at the Basin Street Station. You can find tourist information, some exhibits and public toilets there.|
We explored New Orleans and searched out public toilets on 10-12 January 2015.
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