Trekking to MSY

I meant to post about this earlier, but October has pretty much been a month of taking each thing as it comes.


Now that we have gotten all of the heavy lifting out of the way, I’m headed to New Orleans on Tuesday!  Marcus and I are going for a mini-vacation through Friday.  While I had thought that our traveling would be done for the year after the Derby, when the opportunity presented itself, we leapt!  Marcus participated in the Katrina cleanup through Nechama and has wanted to go back ever since so this was all a great opportunity.

Here’s my obligatory packing photo.


I did not even attempt to begin packing until this afternoon and I’d say that I’m about halfway done with the process.  Since it is 100% fall here, I was so excited to bring my hot pink shorts and my sandals back onto the scene!  That’s about as far as my fashion inspiration has taken me.  It’s hard to believe that we’ll be enjoying summer temperatures again in just a few short days.

If we’re going to be totally honest, I didn’t even plan out our activities until late last week.  We have a few things on the schedule but we’ve left the afternoons open so that we can walk, people watch, drink and listen to music!  Clearly this is the opposite of basically every other trip we’ve ever taken together, but I think we need the chance to recharge in a big way.

Food-wise, we have reservations at Cochon for dinner on Wednesday night, which I’m pretty darned excited about.  The rest (Cafe du Monde, the French Market, Cajun Mike’s Pub and Grub) will just fall into place.

Have you been to New Orleans?  What are your favorite things to see/do?


3 responses to “Trekking to MSY

  1. Favorite thing to do: Eat.

  2. There are a ton of tours on special right now with both Living Social and Groupon. As we get older and find that we have gotten blasted enough times on Bourbon Street, we’ve started doing more of the touristy things like taking the tours, wandering in and out of museums, etc. Which is not to say that we don’t still like to get torn up on Bourbon Street – we just head over much earlier in the day and do cultural things before we start drinking.

    There is, of course, the eating…and the drinking. I was just there this past Thursday for a wedding, and we all went to Rock n Bowl after for a good time.

  3. We were there for New Year’s and LOVED The Three Muses for music and small plates (usually a wait), SoBou for cocktails and fancy food, and District for donuts:

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