This post is going to be way heavier on photos then words. It took me forever, but I finally had an opportunity to sit down and go through all the photos we took while we were celebrating Scott’s birthday in New Orleans. There is a combo of photos on here from my iPhone 5s & my Canon 5D Mark ii.
We are both HUGE road trip fans, so we took the opportunity to make sure we had a few fun stops on the way- one of which being stopping at Nottoway Plantation and driving the coastline into the city. Nottoway was amazing…everything there was beautiful. My favorite thing i saw there was this all white ball room where balls and weddings were (and still are!) held. I wanted to lick the floor and immediately paint over all our wood floors (I didn’t). It was incredible on top of incredible. The lighting, the china, the furniture, everything in that house was scrumptious.
Then it was onto the city!! It was my first time there (except for when I was a baby!), and I definitely had it in my mind that NOLA would be a crazy party city. Which, it totally is. We drank, we danced, we went on a ghost tour. We didn’t see a ghost- or maybe we did? Check out the photograph below and you be the judge :P. Then…hello Bourbon Street! We saw all kinds of crazy things including trucks selling Marijuana Lollypops (is this real?!) and a man dressed as a giraffe. Also we saw some incredible architecture.
New Orleans is also home to the Graden District- a peaceful, beautiful place full of history and lovely homes that made me mourn the fact that Dallas does not have giant neighborhoods full of old historic mansions with soaring ceilings and histories that we can only begin to imagine. Also, they have these hauntingly beautiful (no pun intended…well maybe a little) cemeteries. And incredible food. It was in the Garden District that we had the fanciest meal of our life. We only made a few blunders. 🙂 We also had our first macrons! Amazing.
We also participated in touristy NOLA activities like Jackson Square, watching street jazz performers, touring the William Faulkner house and eating beignets at Café du Monde. The beignets. Ohhh emmmm geeeeeee. I had powdered sugar all over my face and I didn’t even carrrre.
Sadly our weekend ended too early, but we did check out another few plantations on our way out- they are all along the cost line, so we just checked out the grounds on a few, then we toured Houmas House. The house at Houmas House was also breathtaking, but the grounds were ridiculous. I longed to explore the grounds for the rest of my life. So gorgeous. Also, they filmed a part of Breaking Dawn here. I was a little starstruck by association. :0)
Most of all, I loved spending time with this guy. It was so fun. I can’t wait to go back to NOLA and explore even more!