Thursday, January 26, 2012


Going to New Orleans has been our our bucket list since we moved here, but life just kept getting in the way.  We finally got to make the trek down south, and it was also the first time that I had been away from James overnight or that Ryan and I had been away together.  I have to admit it was pretty nice to get to sleep till 8:30 in the morning, (something I haven't done in almost 18 months) but I sure did miss my little man! I was so glad to see him when we got back!!! 

We were fortunate to get the inside scoop from several people about what to do, see, and eat so we packed in as much as we could over the course of our short trip. 

Getting ready to leave

Mom and Margy came to babysit James
 The trip down went really fast.  I think it was because we could jump in and out of the car without worrying about putting anyone in a car seat or having to plan our stops around nap times, etc. Ryan knew all the towns we drove by because he had seen so many patients from south Louisiana. We price-lined a hotel (one of my favorite ways to save $$$)  and ended up at the Westin in the French Quarter which was great because we could walk everywhere. 

Here are just a few of our fun memories from our short trip to NOLA: 

Having a little fun on Burbon street

Trying out the famous beignets at Cafe du Monde

Sunday brunch with live jazz

Taking a little walk past the Mississippi

Carriage tour of the city

The oldest bar in America

Taking a stroll around Jackson Square

We went through the cathedral. (not sure what I'm doing in this pic)

The weather was beautiful! Perfect for walking and exploring

We definitely ate an embarrassing amount of food

I can honestly say New Orleans is one of the most unique cities I have ever been to, and we will definitely be going back.  I already have the next trip all planned out! Thanks again to my mom and Margy for taking such good care of James while we were gone. We didn't have to worry knowing that he was in such great hands. :)


  1. Gw fins, palace cafe, stella, cafe du monde, lucky dogs, several storefront margarita joints

  2. It is not possible to eat too much food there. I haven't been in years and yall make me want to go mouth is watering.