Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Orleans

Just a short post since arriving back from our trip to New Orleans. What a great time we had. My legs still hurt from all of the walking we did but it was well worth it. New Orleans is a beautiful city and has something for everyone. I think The Husband would agree, the wonderful cuisine was at the top of our list of favorites. I keep a little restaurant journal with our receipts and what we had to eat and it is bulging. More on that in another post.
These are just some random pictures I took out first night in town. I tried to carry a smaller purse so I didn't always have my camera with me. These are pictures we took in the French Quarter. I really loved the outdoor cafes.
The weather was very warm, about 90 degrees everyday and very humid. Somehow you just forget about it when you are having fun.
It rained a lot while we were there. Mostly at night, thank goodness. We bought umbrellas and didn't let it stop us.
The Husband liked this sign. I have a lot more to post about but we arrived home at 9:00 a.m. after getting up at 4:00 to catch our flight and I feel like I am sleepwalking. I want to tell you all about the B & B we stayed at and the lovely people we met. I want to tell you about our trip to Natchez, Ms., and visiting with Christine and her husband. And of course we took a few tours off the beaten path, so to speak, so stay tuned!


I am joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday. Thanks always, Susan, for hosting.

49 comments:

Tennis Girl said...

Janie,
So glad you are back home, and sounds like you had a great time! I will "stay tuned" for more of your adventures! The buildings are beautiful!
xo
Robin

Theresa said...

Love the pictures and it sounds like you had a wonderful time! I have been to New Orleans but it has been many years. I would love to go back perhaps this year! Have a blessed evening and get some rest. It is always fun to get away but really nice to come back home!

Deanna said...

Hi Janie dear!
Oh what fun it was to read about your New Orleans trip. I have yet to go so I'll have to pester my husband in to taking me.

Hope you are doing well and I'll be back soon for another visit.

Deanna :D

Marydon Ford said...

I knew you'd love NO, Janie. The wrought iron is exquisite & the city is electric.

Great pics captured ... anxious to see the rest of your trip.

Have a great week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

mbkatc230 said...

Glad you made it home safe and sound, and it sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Can't wait to see and hear more about it! Kathy

Julie Marie said...

Hello Jane, I can't wait to see the rest of your pictures! I have so many relatives in New Orleans I have never even met... at least I can see where they live through your photos! I am sure the food was just the yummiest! xoxo Julie Marie

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

We spent our honeymoon at the Hotel Monteleone-how fun to see that picture. My favorite memories from New Orleans always include food. I'm glad you had a good time.

Debbie said...

So neat to see your pictures. I was there a few years ago. It was such a fun, and interesting place.
Glad you are home Janie!
Debbie@houseatthelake
xxxooo

Gypsy Heart said...

I LOVE New Orleans...and the pics and mention of the food is so exciting to me! Honestly, the people and cuisine of Louisiana remind me of some of my favorite trips through the state. Thanks so much for sharing!

Glad you had a great time and I look forward to more pictures, etc.

xoxo
Pat

Tina said...

These pics are fabulous Jane! So wonderful to hear that you had such a great time, can't wait to hear more:) ~ Tina xx

xinex said...

Sounds like you really had a great time, Janie. I don't think it is possible to have it any other way in New Orleans. I love the food there too. And it was so good to see you both. I still have guests so I haven't been blogging much but will post our pictures soon. Get some rest!..Christine

Karen said...

Welcome home!
Someday! Someday I wil get there. We were scheduled to go with our best friends to celebrate both of our 25th wedding anniversaries. And then a few weeks before the trip - Katrina.
Someday . . . this year we celebrate our 30th . . .
:) Hugs. Karen

Sue said...

I am so happy you had a lovely trip and got to enjoy the company of
Christine and her husband. Post more pictures, soon! I've never been to New Orleans before. Or anywhere else in the south except Atlanta for the accessory market ages and ages ago. And that trip, I spent all my time inside looking for mdse. for the store.
xo Sue

Paula said...

I'm glad that you are home safe and sound and that you had a great trip. I hope you'll post more about your adventure!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Yah!! Your Back!
Hey Janie,
I can't wait to hear all about it!!
The pics look so charming!! You know I lived in New Orleans for a short time. I was a toddler, so of course I don't remember.
Can't wait to see more !!!!
Hugs,
Cindy

Lorrie said...

Hi Jane, so glad to hear you had a great trip. I've never been to New Orleans but would love to go. The French Quarter looks so romantic...

Privet and Holly said...

NOLA is a dream and so glad you loved it! I visited for the first time the April before Katrina hit and would love to go back. My sister-in-law's family is from Baton Rouge, so the door is always open for a visit! Looking forward to hearing more about your adventures, especially what you thought of Natchez! Get some rest and then get writing, girl!
xx Suzanne

LV said...

It is amazing how this city has come back to life after all it went through. It is a place where you can have fun most anytime. I do believe you enjoyed your trip.

AshTreeCottage said...

Lovely photos! New Orleans is one of my favorite cities. While I lived in Houston, I worked for a company based in New Orleans and their office was in the French Quarter. It was always so much fun to visit. Glad to hear that you had a great trip!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Melanie said...

Glad that you had a good time. I love NOLA and the food? TO DIE FOR! Glad you are home and can't wait to hear all about it.

PAT said...

Welcome home, Jane! These photos are gorgeous! I'm looking forward to more trip stories and photos.

Our Back Porch said...

I've never been to New Orleans, but have plans on visiting now. My sister and BIL just moved to southern MS. not not too far from New Orleans. So, we hope to get there very soon. Your pics are wonderful! Can't wait to hear more about your trip. Glad you are back safe and sound.

Hugs and Blessings,
Rebecca

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Jane, How I do envy you. I luv New Orleans I havent been there since Katrina. It is a magical city and the old architure is beautiful. And I cant forget the food. We were there for 2 weeks and I did not eat one hamburger when we were there. I miss her so much. Thank's for bring me back many good memories of a beautiful city.........Julian

Fifi Flowers said...

Would LOVE to visit New Orleans one of these days!

Heaven's Walk said...

Loved taking your trip with you, Janie! I've never been to New Orleans, but the architecture looks beautiful! I agree that B&B's are the ONLY way to go when traveling. You receive much more personal attention, the homes are always so graceful and historical, and the owners so sweet.

Glad to hear you had a good time!

Hugs -

laurie@heavenswalk

sissie said...

You have really captured the flavor of Bourbon Street and the french section of New Orleans. Looks like you had a wonderful time. It's been a long time since I was there, maybe someday I can return.

Can't wait to hear more about your trip.

hugs
Sissie

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Love the architecture in New Orleans - really pretty! Linda

Kathy said...

Welcome back sweetie....
Sounds like a good time was had by all!
Was there right after Katrina...hoping things are coming together down there.
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I'm so glad you had a great time and are safely home. I was wondering a few days ago where you were. I forgot about your trip. I think I'm losing my mind some days!
Brenda

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Jane, Welcome home...I'm glad you had a really nice trip, can't wait to see all your posts from New Orleans! Thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet comment on my Patriotic Door Wreath! I really enjoyed designing this wreath, love the red, white and blue!
Hugz,
Kim

Barb said...

Hi Jane,

It sounds like your time in New Orleans was just fab. I haven't been there for years but have very fond memories of the city.
I think it would be FUN to do a girls trip there. Humm.....

big hugs my friend,
Barb

My Grama's Soul said...

Have not been to New Orleans but am longing to go.
Anxiously awaiting all your details....friend. (O:

Blessings,

Jo

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for the wonderful tour of New Orleans. I enjoyed your photos! New Orleans is one place I have never been to, maybe someday I will get to visit.

Nancy said...

So glad you had an enjoyable trip!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Great photos! Did you stay at the Hotel Monteleone? We stayed there on our trip in the early 1990s.

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

New Orleans...how fun! I love looking at the old buildings. Can't wait to read more!

Jane

Sandy said...

Wonderful photos!! New Orleans is on my list of places to visit. From all the pictures and everything I have read about the city and it's history, I know I will enjoy it. I can't wait to see more, Thanks for sharing and for stopping by.
Sandy

myletterstoemily said...

i'm so glad you had a lovely time in
that gorgeous city. it is gratifying
to know it is rebounding from the
hurricane.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Can't wait to hear all about it Jane! There's nothing like visiting New Orleans!

linda said...

You went to New Orleans!?! I can't wait to read all about it. I've never been but hear it's a fantastic city.

Laura said...

I love New Orleans. There is something about that city (and state) that calls to me.
i can't wait until our next trip there.

Great photos!

Laura
White Spray Paint

Kathleen said...

Sounds like you had fun. Can't wait to hear what you borrowed from Christine..:)
90 and humid..I couldn't take that!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

What lovely pictures!

Paula said...

Love the photos! Looking foward to more visiting N.O. vicariously:)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Rest and recharge. Then come back with pics from your fabulous trip.

^_^

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I'm so anxious to see your pix...it's such a wonderful place, isn't it?

Huggies,
Spencer

Kathleen said...

New Orleans, Wow! Great pictures, I've enjoyed looking visiting your blog, such a lot of interesting stuff. Thanks for looking at my Outdoor Wednesday, Kathleen.

Sandi (Meme) said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment about my country tablescape. I also like your post on New Orleans, how fun! Thanks again for stopping by, it's fun, isn't it? Sandi

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Janie... the Monteleone! This makes me want to book a room and spend a week in NOLA! I miss that part of the country. So beautiful and such GREAT food!

XO,

Sheila