New Orleans Recap

Well my blog friends, I have to tell you: thank you so much for the blog comments of ideas on what to do and where to go for our trip for New Orleans. I didn't even buy a guide book as planned! Seriously! I received so many comments with helpful hints, suggestions, and recommendations, we were thrilled to just go off of friendly advice - and we ended up with a fun-filled, action packed trip.

Of course New Orleans is all about the food, and I tried to sample as much "N'Awlins" flavors as possible; po boys, gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, king cake, praline candy, beignets...the list goes on. Needless to say we were stuffed all weekend!

Here's a photo recap of our adventure in New Orleans.
Colorful architecture
Beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde

St. Louis cathedral and Jackson square
touristy but worthwhile buggy ride through the French Quarter
Buying a seasonal "king cake" at Southern Candymakers
Bourbon Street at night.
Dinner at the amazing bistro, Mr. B.'s
Trolley ride on the St. Charles line to the Garden District
Walking through Tulane University's campus
fantastic street musicians
trying out hand at Mardi Gras costumes

Good times!


Allison said...

yay! King cake! What did you think? We went down there so much when I was growing up that my mother used to save all the babies from the cakes. She is pretty creative (and weird) when we would come back up to the cold midwest after a trip around the holidays, she would make meatballs and hide a baby in one of them. It was our michigan version of the king-cake idea. silly but fun. I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves! thanks for sharing the pictures!

Nicole said...

New Orleans has the BEST food. If I lived in New Orleans, I'd weigh at least 300 pounds.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ooo I have to try a beignet one day! New Orleans is somewhere I've always wanted to go! I can tell by your smiles that it was AWESOME!! I have to make it there one day! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

I love your photos, looks like a really fun trip! You look great!

Holly said...

Great photos! I loved Cafe du Monde! I've heard that people have powdered sugar wars there with the excess on the beignets!

I looks like it was a super fun trip, your photos make me want to book a trip back there!

Kazmowife said...

Hurray! I'm so glad you went and were able to enjoy Mr. B's Bistro. Its the best! Loved seeing your pictures...brings back great memories!

Lindsay said...

Looks like you had a blast. Might I say you are rockin the bangs! I definitely have to add New Orleans on my "must-see" travel list.

Unknown said...

I have never been to New Orleans but after seeing this, I'd love to go!

heather{land} said...

Mmmm beignets... I have been thinking about trying to make them myself.

p.s. You two are lovely :)

Anonymous said...

haha love the last 2 pics. rawr.

Carissa Thilgen said...

what fantastic photos! love the little yellow house in the first photo. it looks like you had a wonderful time! and I'm glad to hear you got to try all the N'awlins flavors! that's so what I would do if I went to New Orleans! I think the first thing I would do is run to Cafe du Monde for a beignet! haha. that's my priorities on vacation: good eats.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fab weekend! And you two are so cute!

the southern hostess said...

Looks like a great trip with so much good food! Glad you had fun!

Kirby said...

My boyfriend and I are going to NOLA for the first time this weekend! I loved reading your before and after trip posts and adore your blog ;)