My son shares the children at Christmas with his ex-wife so he celebrates with them on Christmas Eve. I joined them at the Westin Canal Place Hotel to celebrate. The hotel, which looks over the French Quarter and Mississippi River, was looking beautiful and festive.
We checked in arriving with a small tree, presents to be opened, games to be played. The rooms at the Westin are nice and large so it feels more like home than a hotel and oh the view we had!
Anita, Duke and myself went to Mass at St Patrick’s church, a historic landmark and stunning example of Gothic Revival architecture. It has been declared a National Historic Landmark located in the 700 block Camp Street. We tried to get the boys to join us but they had other plans which wasn’t exactly the answer I was looking for.
We dined at Marcello’s restaurant a cozy Italian restaurant with Northern Italian fare. It’s located where St Charles meets Girod Street in the Warehouse District. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly.
Gene joined us for dinner and for our Christmas celebration with the family at the hotel.
Now we met up with Gunner and Dennis and opened presents and laughted and clowned and had a hillarious time!
After we opened presents and everyone played games until 1am! I snuck under the covers, closed my eyes, and dreamt of sugar plums fairies!
Now it’s time to say goodbye to 2018 and wish everyone a Happy, Prosperous 2019 filled with love!