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Monday, August 11, 2008

Trippin The Big Easy

Our first vacation in 22 years with out the children. The last vacation
resulted in the birth of the first. NOLA ( New Orleans Louisiana) as
the locals call it. The Big Easy as the rest of us call it. What a
place to visit.

We stayed one block off of Bourbon Street for
five fun filled days. My husband and I toured every inch of the French
Quarter. We toured the Garden District, the Warehouse District, Downtown
New Orleans, and what is left of the Ninth Ward. It is hard to imagine
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit NOLA 3 years ago this month. The
rebuilding is still underway.

We
ate in little restaurants on the side streets where the locals eat, and
spent the nights watching the people on Bourbon Street. What a HOOT
that was.
The St. Louis Cathedral was beautiful and the antique
shops filled with wonderful French Antiques. Voodoo and cemeteries
gives NOLA its' mysterious charm, especially at night.

During the day the streets are quiet in
The French Quarter,but the night dances with lights, beer, and beads.
Yes, I got beads, but I earned them honestly! ( I picked them up off
the ground where they fell, when missed by Miss Topless) LOL I really DID!!

On Thursday night our hotel was evacuated at 2 in the morning. The place was on fire. We stood outside in our jammies,
and waited for the Firemen. They arrived 30 min. later and declared the
elevator motor and belt had caught on fire. We were allowed to return
to our rooms an hour and half later.

Sunday we headed home, the
first part of the trip was smooth flying. But with a lay over in
Washington DC. The weather was so bad all flights were cancelled up and
down the East Coast. So we rented a car and drove home. It was alot of fun. But, I am glad to be home.

To view all the pictures of Trippin in NOLA. Please Click here. or you can veiw The Slide Show on the left.

9 comments:

Jeanette said...

Oh I am so glad you had a good time, and glad the fire at the hotel wasn't any worse Yikes!

I have missed you.

countrygirl3031 said...

Dona...sounds like you had a great time. And the pictures are beautiful. I've never been there...maybe one of these days!

Glad the fire wasn't any worse..

Take care and hugz,
Michele

blueberry said...

Dona,
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. It means alot. Since I am new to this, it's like I need validation that I am doing ok. Silly, I know, but thank you again. Love your site! Will be back.
Cheryl

Michelle said...

What a vacation! It sounds like quite an adventure..

Glad you had fun and made it home safely.

Michelle

Linda said...

Hi Dona, what a wonderful trip...I loved all your pictures.

Glad the fire was nothing major...I looked for you in your jammies:)....but couldn't find you. Vacations are great fun but it's always good to be home ....I'm glad you made it home safely. Hugs, Linda

Linda said...

Dona, have a great weekend...if you go saling I hope you find lots of gooodies. Hugs, Linda

Linda said...

Dona, have a great weekend...if you go saling I hope you find lots of gooodies. Hugs, Linda

Tracie~MPMaison said...

Hi Dona,
Sounds like a lot of fun, minus the fire that is.

I agree though, There's no place like home!

Off to look at your photos.
xo~Tracie

Wanda said...

A romantic getaway. Ahhh. How wonderful. Glad you got to go. I wish I could get my husband to go to New Orleans. I did get him to drive through once, but I guess he thinks he's going to get mugged or something. He wouldn't park the car and walk around. What a party pooper!