Took a road trip with a girlfriend from here in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Left around 4 pm, drove down. Not a bad drive at all, until we got to Hattiesburg and something had all 4 lanes of I59 shut down! We were routed through Hattiesburg, (got a quick campus tour of Southern MS) and got back on the road after a 30 minute delay. Made it to our hotel, and got checked in. We stayed at the Doubletree in Kenner, right next to the airport. I'm not sure if it was bc of St. Patty's day, or what, but the French quarter was booked except for rooms out of our price range. Got the doubletree for $40 per night. It was a great deal. They greated us with a warm cookie, checkin was pleasant and easy. The hotel was nicer that it looked on the website, and in a pretty decent retail oriented area. As it was after 8 pm, we decided to grab some dinner in the Kenner area and asked the concierage for a recommendation, and she directed us to a nearby seafood joint.
So we take her recommendation (after looking it up on yelp and seeing positive things) We make our way to the Harbour Seafood and Oyster bar, it is a reatuarant and a market. It was casual, which is exactly what we were looking for after a long drive. It was still jumping even though it was close to 9 pm, we had a 10 minute wait but before we knew it we had a table. The service was great, my boiled shrimp, sausage and potatoes were amazing. My friend got the shrimp po boy, also great. Then disaster struck. I heard my freind gasp, and looked at her. She pointed to the ceiling above my head, where one of the biggest roaches I have ever seen crawled out of a vent. It caused a stir, the waitress swatted it down with a broom and killed it, and went on about her business. I was glad I had already ate, or that would have been it for me! We headed to walmart to pick up some soda for the mini fridge in the hotel and some forgotten items that we had remembered on the way down, and headed back to the room to get some sleep!