Last weekend Patrick and I traveled to New Orleans for a long weekend trip. He was a groomsman in a college friend's wedding there, and we decided to make a long weekend out of it. You know, make it into a "baby moon"...any excuse to get a fun trip in. New Orleans is a city all about eating (and drinking-but being pregnant, I stuck with water and decaf cafe au laits), so we visited lots of different restaurants while we were there. Luckily to counter the caloric intake, it's also a big walking city. Other than a few trolley car rides and the cab to/from the airport, we walked everywhere we went. Pretty sure we got in at least a good 5 miles a day while there. Here are some pictures of our trip...
Lafayette Square...this is where the nerdy teacher comes out in me. We study Marquis de Lafayette in 4th grade, so I might have been a little extra excited about this...although it was a beautiful park regardless.
We were told we must go to Mother's and the line that formed outside convinced us we'd made a good choice. Honestly not the best food, but I think it's more just the place you have to go. Lots of pictures on the walls of famous people that have been there too.
Trolley car ride with the guys before sightseeing.
A little sweet treat along the way...this is also the place that made both the wedding and groom's cake. De.lic.ious.
Posing with my baby bump under the Baby Bump store...I don't think I got the pose quite right.
Headed to the rehearsal. Unfortunately the trolley was waiting so hair in face and closed eyes...this was the only one we got. Ted and Laura are in the middle-the bride and groom. Bill and Jenny are on the right-they got married almost a year ago.
Sweet, sweet couple...
Groomsmen roommate picture
Time for a toast...
Super nice restaurant where the rehearsal dinner was...probably the fanciest dinner I've been to. Lots of fun had by all.
Gorgeous church where the wedding was held
This is probably my favorite wedding tradition now. In New Orleans it is really big to do a Second Line Parade-they get a jazz band, close down the streets, everyone gets white handkerchiefs, and we all dance down the street-led by the bride and groom. You can see the trolley in the background that had to wait too. So cool...
Breakfast hosted by the groom's parents the morning after the wedding
Cafe du Monde
mmm...beignets and cafe au lait. yes please.
St. Louis Cathedral across the street from Cafe du Monde
We ran out of time to go on the actual tour of the National World War II museum, but had fun looking around the lobby at all the neat things they had.
Couchon Butcher-yes, I realize the name doesn't sound too appealing but this place was good enough to get lunch at twice. If you're going to New Orleans, this is a must.
Such a fun weekend!