The Big Easy

As most of you know, our 15th wedding anniversary was last week. We spent it in New Orleans. Although, our initial flight out was a bit rocky and we ended up having to spend the first day and night in DC due to the WINTER STORM /o\ But we finally made it to New Orleans and had a FABULOUS time.

Thought I would share some pictures. This trip we did a few things we’ve never done before. We toured the Old US Mint and also Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World – learned a WHOLE bunch of things about Mardi Gras that neither of us knew! It was fascinating to learn all about the parades and see the actual making of the floats. If you ever get there, I highly suggest the tour.

And of course we had AMAZING food. We at at Emeril’s restaurant Nola for our anniversary dinner, but we also ate at Irene’s and at The Praline Connection, and of course Cafe du Monde.

It was a great trip, cannot wait to go back, but it’s good to be home.

Enjoy the pictures and have a great weekend!


The Bed and Breakfast we stayed at.
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Mardi Gras decorations going up everywhere.
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Bourbon Street during the day.
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A float drawing at Mardi Gras World
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Prop making in progress
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Already painted props on float
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4 responses to “The Big Easy

  1. Janet (Redhairedwitch)

    I love this town! The first time I went to New Orleans was 5 years after Katrina. The resilience of the people is truly inspiring. I’ve been back 3 times. Two words: grilled oysters. And I gotta say.. they know how to throw a party like no one else!! Plus- there be ghosts there!

    • We love it as well. We were there for the first time about 5 years ago (give or take a year LOL) and just fell in love with it. This was our third trip there. And you’re right, the people are friendly and resilient and nothing seems to get them down. LOL and yes, the food is amazing. Also ghosts 😀

  2. Sounds like you had a great time, despite the horrendous weather trying to stop you from getting there. New Orleans is one of those places I’d definitely visit if I ever get over to the US.

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