Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Orleans

My youngest brother Mike moved to New Orleans and I couldn't wait to visit. He and his gal packed up their stuff and made their way south. I was a little sad to see him go so far away but excited for their new adventure.

Brett and I decided to visit at a time when New Orleans is most popular. Yup, you guessed it, Mardi Gras! We were a little nervous because everyone kept saying how crazy it gets but I figure if I can manage the running of the bulls in Pamplona I can handle Mardi Gras.

Our five day visit consisted mostly of eating:) Did I mention my brother is a chef? Yeah, and a super talented one at that but perhaps I'm a little biased. You can decide for yourself next time you're in NOLA and check out Satsuma located in the Bywater. Amazing by day and night. While in NOLA we ate crawfish, beignets, po' boys, muffalettas (not southern but still good), and so much more. What can I say, I was glad my mardi gras costume consisted of stretch pants:)

Here are just a few photographs from our visit. There aren't many from Mardi Gras because I didn't want to worry about my camera, but good news, you do get to see our costumes! The early part of Mardi Gras was totally cool. Lots of folks in costume and on bikes. The goal was to make as much noise as possible to wake folks for the start of Mardi Gras. It worked!

We went on a cocktail tour which was awesome. This was one of our stops in which we got to hear a little history with our lovely guide. 

The making of beignets at the famous Cafe Du Monde.

My brother and his gal. Sweet:)

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