A Trip to New Orleans: Part One

Over the past six days, my Mom and I headed out to New Orleans for a little vacation. It was fabulous, and we had a great time. It was so great spending some time with my Mom, and getting to do lots of fun and interesting things.

Here’s a little bit of what we did:

Bourbon Street the first night – wow, it’s even better than Vegas!
Bourbon Street at Night

Garden District our second day – so many gorgeous homes with awesome details. We also had lunch and gelato.
Garden District

That night we went to Pat O’briens and spend hours at the Piano Bar. What a treat to get to see a friend’s sister in law perform. Here’s a rousing rendition of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” my favorite part is Alvin, who played drums on the large tray he’s holding:

Sunday we went to the Seafood Festival, with lots of delicious food, and live music. It was super hot out, about 95 with 90% humidity. We’re not used to that kind of heat. Check out the policeman with his iPhone.

Policeman on iPhone

And some absolutely amazing Coconut and Basil gelato – what an refreshing combo that I hope to try and replicate at home:
Coconut and Basil gelato

Stay tuned for part two which will include plantations and alligators!