New Orleans fun

I have to say I just love New Orleans. It’s so much more than Bourbon street. The French Quarter is by far my favorite area. The architecture, the food, the people – it’s wonderful.

These are some pictures of the area and the food! You can read more details about the food on my food blog over the next few days as I organize the photos.
The first thing we did was hit Cafe du Monde for beignets and cafe au lait. I won’t tell you how many times we went here over the 4 days :D.

I’m very taken with the shotgun houses there:

The beautiful Moonwalk along the Mississippi, where we went jogging:

This year is the 100 year anniversary of the Zulu krewe, and they were having a big party the night we got there. It was an outdoor black tie event, and some of the Mardi Gras parade props were out. They are huge!

Parades pop up out of seemingly nowhere during the Mardi Gras season. After dinner, there was this outside:

The ubiquitous tshirt shops, which my sister couldn’t get enough photos of for some reason:

St Louis Cemetery 1 – the above ground cemeteries are very fascinating here. They are like miniature cities.

Probably *the* best thing we ate all weekend: Chocolate bread pudding with dark and white chocolate sauce:

So much more to this city. I really think I could live here.

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4 thoughts on “New Orleans fun

  1. LTer4ever

    You have captured the spirit of New Orleans so well and your pics are great!!!! I used to live there for 11 years, that’s where I met my hubby and had my kiddos. So there is always a place in my heart for N’Awlins. Thanks for sharing and you look great in those pics!

  2. debbyweighsin

    You DO look great, Lori! And you make me want to go to New Orleans, but not for the right reasons, I’m afraid! The dessert pics look divine!

    And how did I miss your ‘what I’m eating’ blog all this time? What a great reference!

  3. jen

    Ok I am totally jealous!! The last time I was in NOLA was the week of May 9, 2007. That is my wedding day and I got married right there on the river walk!! The mississippi river is in the background for some of my pictures and St Louis Cathedral in the background of the others. Your picture are perfect!! I am standing on the Moonwalk with you! Thank you for the flashback to such a great trip!

    We hit Cafe Dumonde about a zillion times. Seriously, at least twice per day!

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