I took some of the suggestions from my blogging friends and found parts of New Orleans that I adored. (Note: Since we only had a day-and-a-half to experience the city, I didn’t get to check out all of the ideas I wanted….it just means I’ll have to visit again!)
As I put together this post of my favorite things in New Orleans, I couldn’t get Julie Andrews’ song, “Favorite Things” out of my head. If I had three hours to burn, I’d play the Sound of Music DVD right now. It’s funny how things change. As a child, that movie was definitely not one of my favorite things, but then again, I thought Chef Boyardee was the best cook. Ever. 😉
Without further rambling, I present some of the things I loved about New Orleans:
There were many street vendors and performers in this area (that’s where we laughed with Bongo Man). Even though there were quite a few people around, it didn’t feel elbow-to-elbow, which I like…people in my personal space, I don’t like!
MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND ARTILLERY PARK
We watched a few boats cross under the bridge, but couldn’t stay in one place for long. We checked out Washington Artillery Park, street performers and of course, some of the nearby shops. (I couldn’t go home without a few souvenirs!)
THE GARDEN DISTRICT
We took advantage of a Groupon deal for half-off a guided 2-hour tour). Honestly, I could have spent a few more hours gawking walking through the neighborhood. I loved the architecture and iron work – it’s nothing like what we see in Arizona. I have to wonder if the people living there get tired of tourists snapping pictures of their houses. I mean, they can’t even sit on the front porch with a glass of lemonade without feeling like paparazzi lurked outside their gates.
I know I said I would wrap up my New Orleans post today, but I
lied changed my mind. When I drafted the post, I ended up with 7 things I liked and 15 pictures…way too much for one post. Rather than wrestle with the agony of trimming down my ‘likes’ list, I decided to wrap the list up in a Friday post. Now if only all of life’s snags were that easy to smooth…