I can’t say enough how much I love New Orleans. I’ve been in love with the city since the first time I went there in 2007 for Katrina relief. Even though many areas were still devastated by the hurricane, I was taken by the charm of the city itself, and the determined spirit of the people who lived there.
One of my favorite things to do is to just walk around the French Quarter. There’s always something going on, the architecture is lovely, and the people watching is on point. I took plenty of pictures while we were there in the hopes that I could share a little bit of the city’s beauty with you all, dear readers.
Like I mentioned above, I am in love with all the old buildings and their beautiful details–floor length windows, wrought iron balconies, and bright colors. Almost everyone had decorated for Mardi Gras as well, which added to the charm.
As you can see, there were flowers everywhere, something we won’t be seeing in Virginia for a few more weeks, at least. I was very jealous.
After our huge meal at Palace Cafe, we strolled along the river to walk off our food babies, then took a look around the French Market. We took plenty of pictures to make sure everyone knew we were tourists.
It was a little bit colder on Monday, so Matt and I spent the afternoon at the WWII museum before checking into our hotel for the night.
Tuesday was SUPER nasty and cold and rainy, but we still hit up the best parade, Zulu, and braved the rain to wait in line for beignets (worth it).
We thought our adventures were over on Tuesday, but then, SURPRISE! Flight cancellation! It was a stressful few hours but once everything was sorted out, we enjoyed our extra day by exploring the aquarium, eating more beignets, and having another fun night out with Alison. (Don’t worry, I’m saving aquarium pictures for its own post, because don’t you think the sea otters deserve that?)
Since my computer is about to die I’ve got to wrap this up, but I hope you enjoyed the little bit of New Orleans I shared today, and you just WAIT until Friday when I tell you all about the Mardi Gras experience.