My long weekend in NOLA

I can’t believe its been almost a month since my long weekend in New Orleans, celebrating my friends Jenny and Nick’s wedding. Things have been so busy that I’m finally getting around to writing about it. You can thank this nasty cold I’ve got for giving me daylight hours to do some blog writing. I love being at home, but I hate being sick. Hopefully it goes away soon. Besides, I’ve cleaned out the DVR.

Back to NOLA. More than 250 people flew down to New Orleans for this destination wedding and it turned into a really fun reunion of sorts. It was great because the whole group of friends was in a single location, living it up. We walked Bourbon Street (in both the daylight and the wee hours of the morning), we strolled the waterfront, we explored cemeteries and we ate and drank and then ate some more. The best part about New Orleans, besides celebrating the bride and groom? Walking and drinking. It was so great to grab a drink “to go” as we headed to your next location or explored pop up markets as we waited for our table for dinner.

Enough words. It’s photo time!

The sights!

Jackson Square, New Orleans

Jackson Square, New Orleans

New Orleans selfie!

New Orleans selfie!

A pretty courtyard in New Orleans

A pretty courtyard in New Orleans

Getting ready for Mardi Gras!

Getting ready for Mardi Gras!

Loving the New Orleans architecture

Loving the New Orleans architecture

The scenic view of the river

The scenic view of the river

Cafe Amelie in New Orleans. Best meal I had in NOLA!

Cafe Amelie in New Orleans. Best meal I had in NOLA!

And the food!

Shrimp and grits with corn and andouille maque choux

My favorite meal of the trip: Shrimp and grits with corn and andouille maque choux

Pulled pork sandwich from Cochon Butcher. Delicious. I also had a side of Brussels sprouts and mac 'n cheese.

Pulled pork sandwich from Cochon Butcher. Delicious. I also had a side of Brussels sprouts and mac ‘n cheese.

Check back tomorrow for a special giveaway in honor of my most recent trip! Have a great week!

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