Saturday, January 30, 2010

NOLA reunion

Faced with leaving his sick wife at home or staying home and missing his reunion in New Orleans my DH did the politically correct thing - he took me with him.
I wish I had been stronger so I could have gotten around the city more but there is a lot to be said for room service. (remember the children's book character Eloise whose favorite phrases were "room service" followed by "charge it please!) Well that was me for the past few days....

I did take one carriage ride and got in a lot of photos in a very short time...Combine the success of their football team and the upcoming Madi Gra and New Orleans was getting dressed to party! I think visiting the city before the parades is a good idea - everything is fresh and still intact...after the parade and the city looks like a sorority girl sneaking in the back door early on Saturday morning. Just a bit tired, worn and hung over.
Even though there were a few beads in unexpected places...

must have been the post game parties last weekend.
I know NOLA is famous for its blue-dogs...but I found some dogs equally as interesting...

where else but New Orleans would they put a hat like this on a Pit Bull...she was a sweetheart though!

And this black and white pup sure liked to sing...another sweet dog...

As usual the food was great. The city sure has come back a long way since Katrina. I found an Artist Co-op down near the French market, Dutch Alley at 912 N. Peters street, that I would strongly recommend visiting if you are in NOLA. Really a nice assortment of arts and crafts including a wide range of jewelry, great textiles, and wood turnings. The artists also work in the store and seemed to love talking about their works.

I just couldn't resist including this photo from the market...love the colors....maybe I need to do a NOLA quilt.....

8 comments:

julieQ said...

I am just sorry you did not feel better so you could enjoy the outings a little more; very nice pictures!

dianne said...

he must be a very wise man, your husband!

from what i've heard of New Orleans (which we pronounce KNEW ore-LEE-ans and not NAHlins) it IS best to get to the streets right after a thorough cleaning - my kids told me that if i ever DO get to go that i should wear an old pair of shoes that i won't mind throwing away - ha ha ha!

Gypsy Quilter said...

It looks like you had some nice weather. Sure hope you're feeling better.

*karendianne. said...

Sio, check out all the places they're hanging their beads! I'm wonderin' if, ya know... hee. :)

AnnieO said...

What a great way to recover--a vacation! Looks like the place was spiffed up just for your enjoyment. Thanks for sharing.

sewkalico said...

He definitely did the right thing taking you along. It looks like you made the best of it in your condition!

Michelle said...

"the politically correct thing"...lollollollol!

My husband would do that! In fact several years ago I had pneumonia and he was upset because I could not fly!

Glad you're feeling better now!

Mary said...

New Orleans is a city I haven't yet visited and since it's not one of Keith's favorite places I'm not sure if I'll ever manage to get there. I guess I should have gone to see Chris during the year he lived there (Slidell) right after finishing college.