This weekend my sister, niece and I headed for New Orleans.
It was one of those last minute quick trips.
My niece Brittany is newly engaged so we enjoyed a little bridal browsing too. sniff
It dates back to 1850. WOW
Can you just imagine what this Cathedral has endured?
It did weather Hurricane Katrina fairly well.
A bit of water damage but it stood strong. goosebumps
Mass was just ending and they allowed photos then.
Behind many of the tall narrow doors you will find secret gardens and courtyards.
I think this is one of my favorite things about this city.
Street entertainers help to keep the moods lifted even in the rain..
Ohhh the food!!!
We had to pass on Lucky Dogs though.
Too many great restaurants and cafes stole or attention.
Rain was not the only thing falling from the sky.
From the balcony bubbles drifted from bubble machines.
I don't care how old you are, bubbles are fun!
Even in the rain ;)
This store cracked me up!
We opted to view from the outside.
It was full of HUGE cats. haha
As the evening started to darken the sky, the streets started to glow.
Gas lanterns...have mercy!
I love these.
In fact, I made sure I had one near my front porch when we built our house.
We made sure to keep fashion on the forefront Ha!
He scared the beegeebee's out of me.
He stands there all day like a statue.
Waiting for poor unsuspecting souls like me to jump out on.
I really didn't like it but I'm a good sport.
I even gave to his fund and had my picture made. LOL
I'm not big fan of night life in New Orleans so this girl hit the hay early.
There is nothing like waking to Cafe' Du Monde just steps away from your hotel.
I made sure to pick up a box of these for my giveaway along with some other goodies.
This book just cracks me up!
Loving the blues~
How does our garden grow?
Humidity and lots of it. LOL
So much in fact that our powered sugar was a mess...
still laughing about that one Missy... ;)
My favorite porch/balcony has to be the Bienville House in the French Quarter. love
Funny how just across the street is this building below.
That's how New Orleans rolls.
You have to overlook the bad to enjoy the beauty New Orleans holds.
I hope y'all enjoyed our little trip.
Thanks for joining me on Instagram and following along.
And the winner of the New Orleans goodies
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