Monday, August 20, 2012

weekend getaway {New Orleans, part 1}

Happy Monday! I don't know about you but the weekend flew by for us, probably because we were having a blase exploring New Orleans!

Despite the crazy rain we had most of the weekend in NOLA we had a great time. Today I am sharing just a few of the Instagram pics I took of the weekend. I will do a full post later on with the pics from my camera.

We left Friday afternoon, I was so excited to get on the road and get to NOLA. I needed a change of scenery.

On the drive there I hooked up Scott's phone to be a hotspot so I could read blog posts and drink my coke zero while he listened to talk radio.

{these pics will not be in any kind of order. I uploaded them from my phone using the blogger app and they don't want to cooperate}

Friday night we went to the hotel bar for a drink, got ready and headed out to a gastropub for dinner and drinks. It was the best night we have had in a long time. The food was AH.MAZ.ING! The drinks were delish and listening to bluesy jazz music all night was so much fun.

We were up bright and early Saturday morning to make sure we packed as much into our only full day in NOLA. First stop, coffee and breakfast.

I am seriously in love with all the colors in the city. All the buildings are painted in bright bold colors. I love these turquoise shutters. So much turquoise in NOLA, loved it!

Mid afternoon mimosa, always a good decision.

This was from our Friday night adventure. I ordered this drink specifically because it came in a mason jar, it was beyond good! It was their version of a Pimms cup, made with cucumber.

our room key, so cute and cool. We left it with the front desk every time we left the hotel.

crawfish bisque, super yummy

Of course while in NOLA you have to have a hurricane.

I love the streets in NOLA. The architecture is so cool, the greenery on all the balcony's and the height of all the buildings kept my constantly looking up.

Saturday night was a bit rainy, I was exhausted and things did not start out well. But thank goodness my husband is a trooper and put up with me. We ended up having another great dinner at a different gastropub and then headed to a speakeasy for drinks.

we had so much fun listening to the band, watching the swing dancers and talking endlessly about who knows what. I am pretty sure I should have lived during the 1920s.
We had planned to go to breakfast Sunday morning, explore the streets a bit more and then hit the road. About a block and a half after we left the hotel the light rain turned into a torrential downpour! Even with an umbrella I was soaked. We ran back to the hotel, put on dry clothes, enjoyed coffee and a simple sausage and egg breakfast at the hotel and then hit the road.

This quick weekend getaway was just what we needed. We needed to be away from Milton. It was so nice to walk everywhere, not need to worry about driving. I also realized I am getting old, we of course had to make sure we walked down bourbon street while in NOLA. It was about 2pm when we did and it was too crazy for me! It felt like a dirty vegas or a clean tijuana, mexico. Not for me.



Chelsea said...

This made me happy :) It looks like you guys had a GREAT weekend away! And I kind of laughed out loud at the hurricane drink... felt guilty for laughing... and laughed even harder! You guys are too funny!

Mandy @ This Girl's Life said...

Looks like such a fun little getaway! I would love to visit NOLA one day!

Christa Waldrop said...

Looks like such a fun weekend! I love New Orleans! Always such a fun time. Happy Monday!

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Alyson @Eisley Rae said...

I agree with Chels! This post made me SO SO happy for you guys. Last week, it was SO obvious in your voice that you needed badly to get away for the weekend! And now, you only have 2 weeks left in that hotel, right? Looks like you really had a great time. You two are just so cute. I hope this weekend away, makes for a little bit easier of a week for you!! xoxo

Kimberlee said...

Great pics ;) Love that you got social savvy during your weekend hehe

Anonymous said...

I've been so jealous of all your Instagram pics of all your good lookin' drinks!! YUMMO! So glad you guys got a little time away to be with each other! Can't wait to hear more. Also, thanks for linking up with us ;)

Beth @ the city said...

What a fun getaway weekend! Glad you enjoyed NOLA :)

Our Little Fam said...

Cute pictures! Looks like a lot of fun!

Tiffany said...

Visiting from YOLO Monday! I've not been to NO, but I'm dying to go. Looks like you had a blast!


Niki said...

It looks like you had a fun trip! I haven't been to New Orleans in SO long - this makes me want to go back!

Alisa Marie said...

That looks like a lot of fun - I've never been to New Orleans! Stopping by from the GFC Blog Hop!

XOXO - AlisaMarie

Jen | Our Happy Family said...

That looks like so much fun! new follower of your blog :)

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