Monday, September 19, 2011

California Girl in New Orleans!

This is my last recap of my mini vacation to visit Megan! Last stop: New Orleans!


What a crazy city...one that I'm so glad to have experienced, but also glad to have only spent a short time in (:  We stayed on Bourbon Street, which was great because I got the FULL experience. And by that I mean people were downstairs below our balcony partying until 3 am! Don'tcha worry though, we fell right asleep.


Here's our day in New Orleans in pictures...
View from our hotel:




We went to the French Market to take a peek:


And get a Snowball..yum!


And happened to see Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's N.O's home:
Small on the outside, but it goes back almost 5,000 square feet!


We met a horse named Trixie...


And had the most delicious beignets from the famous Cafe Du Monde. Seriously my mouth is watering thinking about them!


One of Megan's college friends met us for breakfast. So sweet.

After we had breakfast, we went to see the beautiful cathedral behind Jackson square:






At dinner I tried some of Megan's black beans and rice...it was spiceyyyy! See?! This California girl is so not used to that taste!


Then we did something weird. Meg drug me to the cemetery...not my thing in the first place. But did you know they burry people above ground in cement blocks like this??

They aren't allowed to burry people under ground because New Orleans is below sea level and if you were to dig a hole, you'd hit water quickly!
These are our scared faces:


Such a great trip! I am so blessed to be able to have gone and spent time in the south with Megan.  I think I developed the travel bug now (: 


I can't wait to show you some of my favorite homes I found while I was on the trip. They're coming later in the week!


Have a wonderful Monday!
Love,
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33 comments:

  1. I have always wanted to visit New Orleans and eat beignets! Those look watering good!

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  2. Your pictures always look like so much fun! What a great trip!

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  3. looks like a great trip! I've always wanted to visit New Orleans!

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  4. Eeeeek, that cemetery is the most eerie thing I've ever seen!! Spooky! Loved seeing your photos...it looks like you had such a great time! Xo, Katie

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  5. Looks so fun!!! Can't wait to see the houses! xo

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  6. Looks like you all experienced so much and had such a great time together. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I've always wanted to go to New Orleans! Looks like a blast!

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  8. Told ya you had to have the beignets!
    Now for a funny story...picture a young fresh out of school exec...asked to drive his bosses new porsche (expired tag, as he was moving and didn't want to pay twice)through New Orleans after stopping at Cafe Du Monde for beignets...young exec fails to remember said bag of beignets, puts the top down...can ya say white powder everywhere?!! Young exec praying the rest of the trip that he doesn't get stopped in a brand new porsche with expired tags that he doesn't own with white powder all over it! Priceless! (yes, that would be my sweet hubby)

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  9. Looks like so much fun! My mouth is watering now too!

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  10. I love your NO pix! It looks like you girls had SO much fun, (:

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  11. Such precious "scared" faces :) They really do have some different traditions in New Orleans that's for sure. I'd really love to go sometime...sans the cementary visit.

    Love reading these recaps...and while you've got the travel bug, I suggest coming to visit me!

    K thanks

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  12. New Orleans is on my list of places I have to travel! It looks like so much fun and reminds me of Princess and the Frog. :) Glad you had so much fun!

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  13. How fun! That's very nice that you got to know a new place AND meet Megan in person! Always a plus :)

    Have a great week! ;)

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  14. I am not very well traveled but I have somehow been to New Orleans three times and absolutely love it! Your pictures show the city very well and tell such a great story.

    I lovvvved the bingets! Yum city. Also think it was great that you guys tried a true NO meal with the rice and beans. My husband and I did the same thing the last time we were there.

    I love your blog and will be following for sure. Have a wonderful day!

    http://mplusbdiaries.blogspot.com/

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  15. so cute!! y'all look adorable. i've never been to NO, but i def want to go now...maybe just for the food :)

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  16. NOLA is my favorite city in the whole world! We try to go at least once a year. I'm so glad you had fun in the south!

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  17. that cemetery thing is kind of creepy...but also kind of cool!

    this post has DEFINITELY made me want to go to new orleans even more now!

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  18. Wow, you guys manage to find a great array of sweet goods! Lol. You must have an eye for them ;). I've never been to New Orleans and really want to head there sometime. Thanks for the pics :).

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  19. Beignets, black beans and rice, and a graveyard trip...I'd say you got the full New Orleans experience! What a great time! So much cool stuff, so little time!

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  20. you are so stinkin cutie!!
    and cool shorts :)

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  21. I love your pictures! I really want to go to NOLA! Looks like you girls had a great time! So happy that you girls got to meet! :)

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  22. Yummy... that food looks fantastic. And you have a very cute top! :) Have safe travels!

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  23. SO FUN! I love NO!!! Looks like you had a great time - aren't bloggy friends fun!

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  24. looks like you girls had a blast!! and those beignets look amazing. yum.

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  25. i LOVE LOVE LOVE Cafe Du Monde's beignets! I'm obsessed and have to always have box of the mix in my home (:

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  26. Hahaha!! The black beans and rice face is my FAVORITE!!! How funny!! So proud of you for trying it, though! And how FABULOUS were the beignets????? Love love love love them and so glad you got to try them!! The pic of you and Meg at the fountain is absolutely adorable and I reeeeeally do hope you get to come back and visit again!!! Thibodaux is about 45 min SOUTH of New Orleans... you up for it??? :)

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  27. Ahhhhhhh, love this and SO sad the recaps are coming to an end!!! I'm so glad that you got the FULL experience!!!!

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  28. I'm so glad you were able to experience New Orleans! Its a great place to see.. and eat! :) You definitely got to see and experience most of the best sights.

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  29. What a fun trip! I love NO! And now I'm craving a beignet!

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  30. Fun fun! I'd love to travel east sometime. There are SO mammy amazing things to see. As for the cemetery, the first time I saw that was when I went to the Philippines - it was sooo strange. Have a great trip up! You may be able to catch the tail end of summer in Seattle!

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  31. Looks like such a great time; stumbled upon your blog & am glad I did, it's awesome! Officially a new follower! Happy weeekend! x

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  32. LOVED your pics! New Orleans is one place on my bucket list...it was nice to visit through your blog! A question: could you let me know the name of the "handwriting" font you use on your blog post headers? LOVE it!

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