Labor Day Weekend in New Orleans

Miguel and I spent this past long weekend in New Orleans- the first time there for us both!  We’ve been talking about wanting to visit there for quite a while and thought now was the perfect time (to keep my mind off the two week wait #ttcproblems).

Below is a vlog I put together and a few photos:

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Our bed and breakfast, Creole Gardens.  It was the closest Miguel would allow me to get to staying at a haunted house!


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The first night there we ate at VooDoo BBQ – it was close to our B&B and delicious.  We actually ended up eating there again our last night there.

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I had to stop by the house from American Horror Story – Coven!

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We spent some evenings on Bourbon Street – glad we experienced it, not sure we’d do it again.

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We had lunch one day at Frady’s One Stop Food Shop.  We both had the shrimp po’ boy and I had a (huge) side of mac & cheese.  Our eyes were definitely bigger than our stomachs with this meal!

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One of my favorite things we did was a walking ghost tour – the VooDoo Bone Lady was the company we went through and she lead our tour.  She was a great story teller and we got to see some neat sites.  On the left is the “world’s most haunted house” and on the right was the home of Marie Laveau.

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On Sunday we ventured out on the streetcar and found our way to some old cemeteries.

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My absolute favorite meal was at the Royal House in the French Quarter.  We started with charbroiled oysters and I had the oyster pasta which is one of the best meals I’ve ever had – not exaggerating!

We also visited the Ninth Ward, walked around the Garden District, rode the streetcars most places and visited a few thrift stores.  We had a great time and I’m glad we could get away and relax!

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