Sunday, February 12, 2012

New Orleans

Last weekend Mike and I flew to New Orleans for a fun filled weekend with our awesome friends Tara and Tommy Forrest. We had never been to NOLA and we were pretty pumped for a adult weekend.
We arrived Saturday night, just in time for the Mardi Gras Kick off parade. It was a sight for sure. We found a great location called Pat O'Brien's to watch the parade.

That is were we were introduced to these:
BEST HURRICANE EVER! I'm pretty sure we had one everyday.
Sunday morning we headed to Stanley's to soak up all the residue from the Hurricane's.

Mike and I went straight for the "Hungover Food" and let me tell you, it was by far the BEST burger.
I really don't remember 100% of everyday. It's pretty blurry. I blame it on the hurricanes and the "Hand Granades"
Mike and I fell in love with NOLA. If you can get passed the horrible smell in the morning, it really is a romantic place. The old buildings are just beautiful.
We were the early risers out of the group. Most mornings Mike and I would walk around, grab a drink and somehow we would always end up with a drink in our hand and at the casino. I was ok, becuase Mike always seems to win in the casino. I however hate it, but I can pretty much do anything with a drink in my hand.
The food in NOLA is out of this world. I can't explain it. We'd eat, drink and shop...then repeat.
The Gumpo Pot had by far the best red beans and rice. YUM
Louisana Pizza Kitchen was a cute little restuarant by the French Market. Great pizza and Beer. (and after googling the name...aparently there is some serious history going on in their cooler)
Lafittes it the coolest bar. They have "no electricity" in the place. Just candles. I use the word NO lightly...I did see a credit card machine and a T.V.
Tommy purposed to Tara here previously, so we had to visit this romantic place.

So I totally forgot my camera and had to go off of memory for this trip. Mike and I both said that we have to return to NOLA. It was just too much fun and I qoute from Mike "this is the best trip ever babe"

1 comment:

  1. That's funny. I was just about to comment on how professional the pics looked. Haha. Glad you guys got a chance to get away. And I agree, the hurricanes and hand grenades are both awesome - and dangerous!