New Orleans – Thursday!

I’m back!

It’s been a crazy few weeks that included the start of my new job, our one year wedding anniversary (which I’ll blog about, I have to finish nola first) and a lot of busy weekends. I’m trying to rededicate myself to the blog though now that I’ve got my ducks in a row with work. Having a new job and learning things every day is so fun, it seriously makes me feel like I’m using my brain again.

But – more about that later. This post is dedicated to our second day in New Orleans.

We got up and decided to head back to the quarter to walk around Jackson Square and take a few photos. Thursday was seriously the prettiest day.

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St. Louis Cathedral was seriously so pretty, there is a statue of Jackson in the middle, and that’s where they used to do the hangings. (fyi)

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I really loved my outfit this day – minus my huge travel bag…but the bow and red sunglasses made up for it.

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I know I just said it, but the weather Thursday was nothing short of perfection.

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We lit candles, and had the same prayer.

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The inside of the church was ah-maz-ing:

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 After meandering the French Quarter for another few hours – we took the ferry across the river, which gave us an amazing view of the church and the quarter…we decided to head back to our hotel to take a little rest for our feet…only to decide we hated our hotel. It was in a row of other hotels/restaurants and there were no interior windows in any of the hotel rooms! It was like being in a dungeon. So, we decided we would go get a massage – not just any massage, a reflexology foot massage, it was like being completely rejuvenated. I snapped this lovely snippet while waiting for my mom after we were finished.

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After our foot massage and complete renewal of spirit we did a little more walking – and decided we were starving, we ended up at Acme Oyster House for the best soft shell crab I’ve had since spring break my senior year of college in Miami:

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 I ate him up. Soft shell crab, sweet potato fries, and hush puppies. Best meal we had while there. Seriously.

After our late lunch we had reservations at 7:30 at this restaurant that was supposed to have the most amazing food, so we decided we should probably go sit down and shower. We got all dolled up for dinner and set out to the restaurant.

After we get to the restaurant we realized we are way. WAY over dressed. It was basically a bbq joint, the smell of pork was so extremely overwhelming it made me feel sick to my stomach. My Mom and I sat for a few minutes and after a few awkward glances I finally said it. I had to get out of there. Neither of us were starving after the crab, and I just had to get out of there. We devised a plan, our waiter came over and I decided I was newly pregnant and the horrible smell was making me sick. SO we high tailed it out of there, went to put on some more comfortable clothes – and hit Bourbon Street! This night was so fun! We ended up back at Galatoire’s, we went to their sister restaurant Galatoire’s 33, it was an old school bar vibe where we made friends with our bartender Tassie, she made the best Cosmos. We had a few drinks, ate a lot of carbs and laughed so much.

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I am seriously so lucky to have my Mom, she is truly my best friend and second to my husband – I don’t have as much fun with anybody.