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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Finally - PICS!

First stop, St. Patty's Day at Irish Channel - very cool local block party

Next, Storyville - awesome local t-shirt shop with a lot of local flair and designs we didn't really understand until the owner explained them to us, will definitely be hitting up their online store


Appetizers and the meal in the Irish Channel.  The BEST nachos EVER and my first hurricane of the day.  Then later, a fried seafood platter that I maybe ate 1/3 of.  Red beans and rice that my hubby raved about.



Next up - Bourbon St.  Famous balconies
Beads...

A moving bar...

With drunk guys who give you flowers....

And old guys in kilts that dance with you during the parade

Also went to the Mardis Gras Museum

Me in front a flowery float thingie


St. Peter's...inside and out...

We had cafe au lait and beignets from Cafe Du Monde - So delicious!

Fantastic street entertainers...

Pretty fountains...

Famous Pirate's Blacksmith Shop...oldest structure in the U.S. to be used as a pub...built in 1772?? Sounds right.  Anyhoo...they make VERY strong hurricanes there.

Very nice people we met there from Ft. Worth and got good and shnockered with.

So Shnockered, I felt the need to get my picture taken with a very nice police officer...


Food porn!  Crawfish pasta in a Tasso sauce...

Gumbo from the Gumbo Shop - incidentally met some very nice people from Austin, TX there

Lamb - generally not a fan but was absolutely to.die.for.  I had the lamb, quail (itty bitty tiny bird...who knew?), crawfish beignet and the best white chocolate bread pudding ever.  Only have a picture of the lamb however and only half of of it at that.  I forgot to pull my camera out earlier.

Saturday we had ourselves a little picnic with a world famous muffeletta and old fashioned rootbeer in a glass bottle...

We witnessed a wedding march...literally.

Our view from our hotel...

Okay...so you all know I have thing for panda bears. Duh.  Turns out on Bourbon Street, this is a lingerie store/brothel type place. LMAO!


It rained the last night we were there so we were going to avoid walking around but we did anyway and got absolutely soaked...still looked pretty good though.


So there you have it...our trip to NOLA in pictures.  We had a great time!

11 comments:

LDswims said...

Looks like you had a great time! I need to get my butt back to New Orleans. It's been too long! I think I'll wait until I can eat, though. :)

Did you get to the garden district at all?

MandaPanda said...

A little bit...but not too much. Beautiful houses through there.

Colls said...

Wow, it looks like you had a fabulous time! I have always wanted to go! Um, wow - that's a lot of beads ;)

carla said...

Love the pics...looks like you had a blast!!! Thanks for sharing them with us

amandakiska said...

You are so adorable! Looks like your trip was a blast

Carmen said...

wow looks like a great time! i'm jealous! :-)

Amanda M. said...

I LOVE the pictures of the food! It looks like you had a great time, and I'm also jealous! lol

Band Groupie said...

Oooo all my favs! Two questions...what did you have to do to get all those beads Miss Manda? ...and why isn't there powdered sugar all over DH's shirt (don't you know the rules there at Cafe du Monde LOL)? Looks like such a great trip!!

THE DASH! said...

What a great bunch of pictures! You look so happy in them all - and why not - youre having a break!!

Have a lovely easter too!

Jenny said...

It looks like you had a blast! I love walking in the rain, so romantic!

Girl Bandit said...

Thanks so much for that....I feel I know a little more about NO....looks fantastic