Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Orleans 2010

Patrick and I belatedly celebrated our Anniversary by going to NOLA (both our First time) in December! We had a wonderfully crazy time.

We left H-town on Friday afternoon and arrived in NOLA an hour later.

We checked into our fab Hotel - The Royal Sonesta, which happened to be right on Bourbon St. It was decorated for Christmas with a Teddy Bear theme, and it looked absolutely beautiful inside. The hotel itself had a very french quarter feel to it. The rooms weren't huge but quaint, and it was very well kept! Not to mention the convenience of it being in the French Quarter, on Bourbon Street.

This is one of the Hallways lined with Trees with Teddy Bears as ornaments!
 After we checked in and got settled, we ventured out onto Bourbon Street. I won't go into much detail here, but we had a great time people watching, drinking Hurricanes, and listening to live Blues Music!

At Pat O'Briens!
At a Live Blues Bar.
On Saturday we had brunch at a restaurant in the Quarter, and then began discovering the Quarter. We walked a bunch, and went to see the Cathedral, which was beautiful.

The Cathedral and Me.

 We ended up taking a carriage ride around the Quarter. And I'm glad we did. We got to see a lot more than we otherwise would have!

We even ended up seeing a Wedding procession. The entire wedding walks all around the Cathedral Square, very New Orleans!

That night we had a romantical dinner at Broussard's, which came highly recommended by a co-worker of Patricks. It did not disappoint! We spent the rest of the night hanging out on Bourbon St.!

It was a GREAT trip and I really enjoyed the quality time with Patrick (he was CRAZY busy at work in Novemeber..and it continued into December, and now into January, but what's new :) ).

Us at Dinner (excuse the pale face - it happens in winter time).

It was a GREAT time and I can't wait to go back!


The Sages said...

How fun! I'm headed to NOLA in February for a half marathon. Any suggestions on must see/do?

SMB said...

Sarah - I would def see the Quarter, there is also a WWII museum there that is awesome if you like that kind of thing. Other than that, strolling around the Quarter is really fun and you see a lot of interesting folk. The resturant we ate at - Broussards was really good, a lot like Brennens. And of course, Pat O'Briens is fun too, but we found just strolling into random bars with live music was the best bet.