What a Weekend!

For my birthday, my lovin’ man got me tickets to fly down to New Orleans!!!!
NOLA
and it was awesome.

aside from my poor choice of footwear (cowboy boots for 19 hrs, you may now call me tenderfoot)

We did so much….
Cafe Du Monde
for BeignetsCafe Du Monde and the unexpected awesome pirate shirt

Then Jackson Square to visit the artists!!!

We rode the Trolleys and buses to get around, though NOLA calls them Street Cars.

Trolly Tracks, but they call them street cars

We ate a Shrimp and Oyster Po’Boy and Crawfish Etouffee at Mother’s Restaurant.

We Rode out to the garden district and wandered through Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Will Strolling in the Lafeyette No 1 Is that a ghost on your head or do i need to work on my photography Wow What a Sky and what a Guy

The weather was beautiful!

Stopped in at Sucre for an Italian soda on Magazine street before heading back toward  the French quarter on the bus.

We saw so much, grabbed a burger and potato at Port of Call. Then walked over to Blue Nile on Frenchmen Street for the early show featuring Kermit Ruffins of Treme fame. and his band the BBQ Swingers.

Then Ended the night wandering down Bourbon Street, people watching as we went.

Started day two with a trolley/street car ride out to the garden district, and walk to Magazine Street to eat at Slim Goodies where I had grits for the first time (well i tasted them) and I ordered a Pecan Waffle, crazy good folks.

Slim GoodiesWe visited St. Louis Cemeteries No1 & 2 and Wandered through Louis Armstrong Park.  The resting place of Marie LaveauTexture and beauty in the Cemetary Dont Fence me in unless I'm deadThen made our way to the French Market for some Fresh New Orleans Oysters.

Oysters at French MarketBad ass Mother-Shucker

and another Po’boy this time Beef with the dregs and drippings, while sitting on a park bench,

We Caught the ferry to cross the river, and back. it was beautiful.

Back to the Hotel to rest up and change shoes (for me) we caught the end of the LSU game.

That evening we wandered down Bourbon Street gift shopping and looking for a spot to eat, we happened into the Musical Legends Park  grabbed a bite and listened to a smooth three piece group playing old favorites.

We made our way back to Frenchmen Street where we wandered through a art market, and watched a group of young musicians performing on the street.

Walking back that evening my feet were done, and I couldn’t remember a time better spent or more enjoyed.

Thank you Will, I know you’d rather not be mentioned, thank you.

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