We really crammed a lot of fun into 2 and 1/2 days in New Orleans, filling most every moment with memories.
Here are a few more that I don’t want to forget and so, I share them with you.
Philip’s parents invited us over for dinner on Saturday night and we were in for a treat of home-cooked Cajun food.
The happy couple getting ready for dinner.Jambalaya in a big LeCreuset pot was outstanding. I could have eaten a ton more and wish I had a doggy bag right now.The crawfish etouffee was excellent too and I enjoyed every single morsel.With a nice tossed salad, we loved it all. Meeting Philip’s parents was truly a treat and again, I’m so happy that she is marrying into this nice family. You could see the love all around them.On Sunday a.m., Lauren wanted to take us to this fab French bakery, so we headed out for that.We had coffee, pastries, and the most delish quiche ever. You can see we definitely didn’t go hungry and hardly had time to even try any of the restaurants in town.
Another time, another trip. I had one of those square apple pastries and it was yummy.Fresh baked bread and all sorts of goodies were waiting. I love bread! This pretty buffet was inside too.One afternoon, we visited with Lauren’s Aunt Susan in her backyard retreat, right on the canal. It was refreshing with a little breeze blowing and they said we had picked the perfect time to come down. Before the heat hits.Susan had plucked these beautiful camilia blooms. More random pics from the French Quarter, this is the Jackson Brewery building.We stopped back off here after breakfast and did a little more sight-seeing before heading to the shower. Lauren looks so cute in her aqua dress.She’s a photogenic girl.Since I was behind the camera most of the time, I had to document at least one pic in the French Quarter.Sunday a.m. was so packed down there, lots of carriage rides going on, as well as a mile-long line to Cafe DuMonde. We were SO glad that we had gotten our beignets on Friday night. One last look at the iron fence looking into Jackson Square.
I’ve got lots more to share later on next week: a cemetery tour in New Orleans, a beautiful 1890’s historic home, and a quick look at some beautiful homes in the Garden District that I know you will love.
Fairfield House says
I am enjoying your extended weekend in New Orleans as much as you did! Thank you so much for sharing your adventures with us. Lauren is gorgeous! I can’t wait to see her as a bride.
Rhoda, you look so pretty in that photo!
I adore old architecture. Thanks for sharing the beautiful buildings with us.
sandi @the whistlestop cafe says
Love it Rhoda~ She will be a beautiful bride.
Guess what my friday favorite is this week 🙂
Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures. I have never been to New Orleans and have enjoyed your pictures. Thank you for sharing your family and weekend with us!
Thanks for sharing your pictures! You have a beautiful family! Congrats to Lauren and Phillip! I was born in New Orleans and I haven’t been back there for years! Your pictures makes me want to go back real soon!
What a fun trip, gosh you were so close. Sorry, Susie and I did not get a chance to visit with you.
I am sure your niece will make a beautiful bride. What a joyous time for your family.
You are so right you came at the perfect time. In a few more weeks it will be too hot to roam around the Big Easy.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend,
Kathy :) says
I think she takes after her sweet Auntie…..thanks for sharing, You take such nice photos….
I have never been there, but I always wanted to do Mardi Gras….. not anymore though must be my age showing…..at this stage they’d throw the beads back at me LOL
We are having some rain today, I can handle that 4 lettter word, just can’t take anymore snow. I’m so done with it !!!! I was over at Kats and she has been sitting by her pool……I can’t even see MINE !!!!
All the best,
Alice A says
The beautiful pictures of N.O. were enough to make me homesick for Louisiana…( not to mention that Lauren was born in my hometown! so she’s extra special….) so enjoyed all the historic and scenic shots…. But THEN… you photographed the Jambalaya and the etouffee… OH I want some NOW!
Seriously. so enjoyed the lovely shower pictures, seeing your mom and sis, and reading your sweetly proud praises of your niece, and knowing you were having justa great time made me happy. Can’t wait for the post and pictures about the wedding!