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!!
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!
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.The 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!
I love all of the different people and acts on the sides of the street. NOLA is never lacking creativity.This 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 :-)Since 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! This 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! Then 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:
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!
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!