Monday, November 4, 2013

Back From Nola…and My First Flash Mob Dance!

Well I’ve actually been back for a week now, but with coming back and trying to catch up there is about a week lag around here.  But I still want to tell you about my trip with my sister.  Kellyn was here in Houston for a week for work and then last week she was in New Orleans for work.  So for the weekend in between we thought we would have a sisters weekend getaway.  I have traveled to NOLA many times, but this was Kellyn’s first time so there were many things we just had to see (and taste).  It was a fabulous weekend, filled with sites, walking, shopping, and lots and lots of yummy food! 
To be honest, my favorite part about New Orleans is always the food.  I just can’t control myself….I don’t even want to quite frankly!  The beignets and café au lait are always at the top of my list…closely followed by all of the spicy seafood!!New Orleans 1
There is something about New Orleans that I just find so beautiful.  I truly love the older European inspired architecture.  Perhaps because Houston is so new and we lack a lot of the older buildings, I always fall in love with the older vibes in NOLA.New Orleans 2New Orleans 7New Orleans 8The first night we were in NOLA we hit up one of my favorite spots: Pat O’brien’s.  Blame it on my Irish blood or the fact that I’m always a tourist when I visit, but the dueling pianos always have me singing and dancing in my seat.  I think Kellyn enjoyed the music too!New Orleans 3

I love all of the different people and acts on the sides of the street.  NOLA is never lacking creativity.New Orleans 4New Orleans 5This happened twice while we were visiting NOLA, but we saw two weddings!  It was so fun to watch the bride and groom parade down the streets with their fun umbrellas, followed by a band and their entire guest list dancing and waving hankies in the air. At first we were shopping (in a Christmas store no less) and we heard the music, and we noticed that it was getting louder, then we saw the white dress out of the store front window and screamed “A WEDDING!” in unison lol  So neat! We are total girlie girls who will always love a wedding :-)New Orleans 6Since we were there the weekend before Halloween we had the opportunity to go to one of the parades.  It was so awesome and the floats were extraordinary!  New Orleans 9New Orleans 10This might have been the coolest part of the trip: While we were in a restaurant having dinner, a group that had been in the parade came and laid down on the street in front of the patio.  Kellyn and I looked at each other like, those ladies dressed as zombie circus monkeys must be cra cra!  Then Thriller started playing and the entire group got up and did the dance…..the entire dance!  I’m talking straight from the video (80’s kids you know what I’m talking about)!  Seeing our first flash mob dance…….indescribable!  New Orleans 11Then of course we had to stroll down Bourbon Street and see all of the fabulous costumes.  I have to say some were very impressive!!!!  There was only one that was totally horrible and disgusting (dressing as a Boston Marathon Victim, seeeeeeee isn’t that so inappropriate?!?!).  Ok so here is my list of top 4 costumes:
4. Dexter
3. A group of guys dressed as lego men
2. A couple dressed as Flo from the Progressive commercials and a Geico Gecko
1. A group dressed as the villains from Disney movies….even Jafar and Hook were represented!New Orleans 12
Kellyn and I had a great sisters trip!
I think we should do it again, don’t you?
Where should we explore next?
Happy Monday friends!

16 comments:

Brooke @ Pieces of the Reese Life said...

Looks like so much fun!

Lauren said...

This looks like it was so much fun! That's cool that you saw two weddings AND a flash mob dance :)

Lauren said...

I want to see the parade! And eat all the food, duh. And I love dueling pianos. Maybe I will have to celebrate my 30th in NOLA!

Joy said...

I'm still jealous you were that close to me and I didn't make an effort to go see y'all! NEXT TIME!!!

Meg O. said...

NOLA on Halloween? That sounds AWESOME!!! You got some great pictures, too! And how amazing you got to see a flash mob! LOVE!

Meg Cady said...

I FREAKING LOVE NOLA!!!! I too am obsessed with the food!!! SO GLAD you got to experience NOLA in one of the prime seasons!!

Jessica K said...

Wow How fun!! My family used to live in NOLA so we would go twice a year. Since the hurricane they since moved to Houston, but I miss that city! Nothing like it! So glad y'all had good sister time!!

Life in the Heights! said...

I'm so glad you had a great time and got to try lots of yummy food!!! NOLA is the best!!!!

Kellyn Fleming said...

I love it! Can we go back and do it all again! I am craving that crab cheesecake and some more Beignets! Loved every minute of it and I am so glad we got to go together. Sister trips are fun!!!

Nadine Lynn said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time!!! I haven't been to NOLA since my senior year of high school, a long long time ago! That was before Katrina. I bet some things have changed and others look the same!

thenerdykatie said...

I have never been and want to go! Meg and I were actually just talking about that this weekend. She wants to do all the foodie stuff, I want to do the vampire stuff lol.

thenerdykatie said...

I have never been and want to go! Meg and I were actually just talking about that this weekend. She wants to do all the foodie stuff, I want to do the vampire stuff lol.

Jennifer Leible said...

Aghhhhh! I Love NOLA! I've been there before, but most recently in September with my Bestie and it was one of the most memorable experiences of our lives! Awesome city!!

Samantha Horseman said...

Oooh I am so jealous! Tim and I want to visit NOLA so bad. I will be referring back to this post when we do! Looks like you had a blast and that food looks delicious!

XO Samantha

Heidi said...

NOLA is my second favorite city (Houston is #1!) I love all the food, the vibe, the colors, EVERYTHING. Glad you had a good trip and I could live through your pics!

Rachelle @ Inner Loop Adventures said...

What a great time of year to visit NOLA! Dare I say, better than Mardi Gras!?! I just love seeing the weddings, how cool would it be to get married there and march through the street. And I don't think any other city does parades as well as New Orleans. Now I want to go back and visit!

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