We really crammed a lot of fun into 2 and 1/2 days in New Orleans, filling most every moment with memories.
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.