We spent a few days in New Orleans at the beginning of the year. It was such a needed break. A good chance to spend time together, and a nice break from all of the holiday and end-of-the-year chaos. :)
Here are some details from our trip. I'm going to try to keep these shorter... because not only is scrolling through the huge posts hard... writing and editing for them is a draining task. So let's split it all up! :)
Our first day back in the city was amazing. I'll be honest and say that I was worried that I wouldn't love NOLA as much as I did the first time... but I loved it more.
We spent most of the day walking and exploring the Quarter again. We started with breakfast and beignets at Cafe Beignet, amazing.
Then we walked around enjoying the warm air and the liveliness of the city. Admiring the beautiful colored walls, doors, gates, and arches.
We passed a shop that had the most incredible collection of rare antique coins, maps, and weapons. It was sight to behold. KC had a good time there, and I know my dad would have LOVED it.
We browsed a beautiful vintage store, the piece that I actually would have bought was WAY out of my budget, so I just admired things on the hanger.
(not all of the prices were that high... I've just been told that I'm good at falling in love with the most expensive things. : / )
We stopped by Johnny's to try a po' boy for lunch. This is the most famous place to get them, so we waited in line for a bit.
It was ok, but perhaps we didn't pick the correct option out of the 50-some choices...?
After that we walked around Jackson Square and went inside of the Saint Louis Cathedral (the oldest cathedral in the US), something we didn't get to do last time.
It was absolutely gorgeous. I'm not catholic, but (as an ex-art history major) I have a love of art and architecture.... so this was a treat. :)
Then we may have had more beignets... thank goodness for all of the walking!
We grabbed drinks at the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone again on our walk back to our hotel.
It was very busy, as it was a weekend this time... but it was nice.... and I always love a Pimm's Cup.
Have you ever gone back to a place you visited before? -did you feel differently about the place you visited?
See Day 2, and Day 3 Pt. 1, Day 3 Pt. 2, and Day 4.
See our first trip to NOLA.
Thank you for reading!