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I Heart New Orleans

by Kay~Kacey on 3/1/2010

or Nawlins, depending on who’s talkin’ We drove down to New Orleans to catch a cruise from the New Orleans port. It’s about a 10 1/2 hour drive for us. Very doable since you know how SuperGuy and I love road trips.

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I love New Orleans. It’s such a mix of the old and the new.

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Struggling to recover from Katrina.

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Ah, Cafe Du Monde beignets. They’re not just for breakfast anymore!! (ask me how I know…no, don’t! Especially don’t ask me how many I had to eat while in New Orleans a mere two days…)

New-Orleans-4308Quaint street lights around the French Quarter.

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Trolley cars running from the Quarter to the Garden District. (No, I was not trying to kill SuperGuy here…the trolley had already passed us.) Note the jacket AND sweater. It was a bit chilly that day.

New-Orleans-4286You have to be careful of the killer crayfish though! (or do you think that’s a lobster? Nah, a crayfish.)

New-Orleans-4323My favorite hotel, the Monteleone. (which we didn’t stay at this time because I couldn’t find a deal for it and it’s $$$. We stayed at The Iberville Suites, which were very nice.) We did manage to hit the bar at the Monteleone for martinis though. They have a rotating, circular bar where you look out on the street. Very nice.

New-Orleans-4329Ah, and my beloved Abita beer. Lots of it. A small, local brewery down there with The. Best. Beer. Period.

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Sunrise over the Mississippi. Beautiful, isn’t it? Did I mention that I big puffy heart New Orleans?

Tomorrow, scenes from the cruise on the Carnival Triumph.

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Di March 1, 2010 at 6:31 am

Nice! I haven’t been to Nawlins since the lat ’70’s. Hasn’t Cafe du Monde been there like For. Ev. Er?

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal
:D

Mental P Mama March 1, 2010 at 7:49 am

Sigh.

Michelle Willingham March 1, 2010 at 10:03 am

Oh, you are making me HUNGRY!!! Love the bridge photo.

annbb March 1, 2010 at 10:57 am

I’ve never been and am DYING to go. That sunrise is incredible.

shirley March 1, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Oh, you lucky couple!! Did you have Chocolate melting cake on the cruise?
Love the pictures, and I’m hungry for cafe du monde now…..

Jolie March 1, 2010 at 12:53 pm

LOVE Cafe du Monde! Glad you had a good time!

Neena March 1, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Ah, The Monteleone. My husband and I stayed there during our honeymoon 41 years ago yesterday. It was also cold when we were there, although it is usually much warmer this time of year in NO.

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