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Monday, November 9, 2009

Home Sweet Home

We arrived home around 9 pm Friday night. I couldn't wait to get my hands on these 2 little people. They loved their monkeys from the Audubon Zoo and "Daddy's Little Girl" New Orleans tshirts. They also REALLY loved the costumes I bought 75% off at Walmart.

Here are Scrappy's Top Ten Tips For New Orleans...

1. A hotel with a riverview is FANTASTIC. Although I would love to stay in the Cornstalk Fence Hotel in the French Quarter.

2. Take advantage of the streetcars...the map is easy to read and it is only $1.25 per trip.

3. GO OUT AT NIGHT! The city has a fantastic feel after dark. Steer clear of Bourbon Street and only walk on streets with other people around.

4. Start your sightseeing with Cafe du Monde and Jackson Square. This throws you right into the New Orleans culture!

5. Take a carriage ride. We took ours after dark and it was very cool! The streets are lit and this adds a romantic feel. I loved snuggling up to Dr. Hubby. It is so nice to see him relax, smile, and laugh.

6. Ask the locals where to eat! DO NOT eat at Cheesecake Bistro, Lil Dizzy's Cafe, or the food court at the Riverwalk. DO eat at Acme Oyster Bar, Dry Dock Cafe across the river, and Mother's.

7. Mardis Gras World is a MUST DO!

8. The swamp tour at Cajun Encounters is very nice and relaxing. Everyone was very friendly. Ask lots of questions.

9. See a plantation. Laura is supposed to be the best tour. Oak Alley is the most popular and if you are a pop culture freak like us then you will love seeing it because it was used in Interview With A Vampire, Primary Colors, and Days of our Lives.

10. People watching is FANTASTIC! The people are what makes this city irresistable. They are SO nice and unique. I fell in love with the musicians singing on the street corner...they sing their hearts out as if they are onstage at Carnegie Hall. We were never harassed to give money, but if you stop and listen...drop in some change or a buck.

Our biggest regret...not going to see the Saints vs. Falcons game at the Superdome AND to rub it in Manga Dork decided to become a Saints SUPERFAN!
2nd regret...I wish we would have had time to do a Katrina tour...but there is only so much you can fit into a visit!
I would definitely love to return to this city. The people stole my heart. Speaking of my heart...I really miss this person...
Twilight Fanatic

The slowest eater around...however she did finish her kids meal at Arbys first.

Drinker of unsweetened tea (yuck!)...although I am sure most people thought this was a beer out on the streets.

F.U.N. loving and game for just about anything!

We travel so well together. We hit the pavement running each morning and take in everything we can until after dark...wear comfy shoes if you travel with us!
I miss you Lil Sis!


Kristina P. said...

What a great adventure you had!

Pam said...

That looks like so much fun. Glad you had a great time.

Sue said...

love your top ten tips.

You will treasure the memories of this trip forever.

Glad you made it back safely.

Ali said...

Sounds like a great trip--love the tips! My brother used to live in NO and I only had the chance to visit him once before he moved. I would love to go back again!

The Blonde Duck said...

What fun!

Sondra said...

Oh my goodness... what a wonderful time. I did read all your posts and loved your grand adventure.

You and your sister have such a wonderful relationship. I'm happy that BIL let her go...double fun! She sure is a beautiful lady!

I'm glad your trip was wonderful and safe....plus that you returned home safetly to squeeze your little ones. Great idea to get dress up clothes for 75% off - very wise!

tammy said...

Glad you had such a good time! Thanks for sharing your vacay with us. I almost feel like I was there. Okay, not really, but I loved seeing all the fun things you did.

Cynthia said...

Looks like an AWESOME trip! I am hoping to go and do something similar with my sister in the near future. We'll be hitting DC and she can get me into all the 'restricted' places. Woo Hoo!

Unknown Mami said...

Wow, the streetcars are cheaper than they are here.

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DV-Becca said...

good times- safe and sound :)

Dana and Daisy said...

what an awesome time!

laterg8r said...

so glad you had such a wonderful time with your sister :D

BeccaHill said...

Miss You Too! I did not want to leave NOLA! Go Musicians!

OceanDreams said...

Your little sis looks so sweet! Glad you had a blast and I think you did a lot even though you missed a few things that you wanted to do.

Becky said...

That looks like the best trip ever!

I SO wanna go!

M-Cat said...

Sounds like a great trip and more than anything I am happy you are home safe and sound!