New Orleans

Back in February Monica and I took a trip to New Orleans.  This destination has been on our list of places to visit for a while and I'm so happy we finally got to go.  This trip would turn out to be extra special as we found out we were having a baby the morning we left!  While in NOLA, we pretty much ate and walked our way through the city.  Here's a list of my highlights:

- Beignets at Cafe du Monde (it's just something you have to do)

- My first po boy (I got it with fried shrimp and oysters)

- The Colors!  What a colorful city; literally and figuratively.

- Walking walking walking -  Like I said we walked a ton!  This allowed us to really take in the different neighborhoods and the character each one held.

- Getting lost-ish.  We took a bus to the Garden District but got on going the wrong direction!  We can laugh about it now (well, I was laughing about it as it was happening).

- District Donuts - pretty good donuts/amazing sliders

- Lafayette Cemetery

- The Bywater - Probably my favorite neighborhood we visited.  Not sure what it was; just a really good vibe.  (It could have also been the great breakfast at Satsuma Cafe or the Ryan Adams record I picked up at Euclid Records).

- All of the dog/cat prints permanently in the sidewalks!

- NOMA (New Orleans Museum of Art) - Beautiful museum; amazing collection.

- Valentine's Day dinner at Angeline - Loved their new take on classic food; one of the best meals I've had.

- The big thunderstorm

- The grit

- The history

- The sound of the horse hooves on the cobblestones

 

I could go on forever!  Please enjoy these photos!