Friday, January 1, 2016

New Orleans, LA - October 2015

I realize it's been months since this trip, and I'm only just now getting the photos up. In truth, I knew this post was going to be a beast, and I just haven't had the time or energy to tackle it. But finally, to kick off the new year, I'm getting these pics posted so I can move on. I tried hard to edit back my selection to only the essential pictures of our trip to New Orleans, but somehow I'm still at 65. Yep. 65 pictures in this post. Buckle up. 
This is the first thing I ate when we arrived. Definitely started out on a high note. Yum!
A lot of the houses were already decorated for Halloween, which was fun.
I tried raw oysters for the first time, which were pretty good.
One of the wedding events was a seafood broil.
Chris and I frequented Bourbon Street during our stay. We enjoyed the fun drinks and the people watching.
This is a voodoo shop. I bought a pretty awesome zombie coffee mug here.
We also took a tour of St. Louis Cemetery. Pictured above is the future tomb of Nicholas Cage. ha
Chris and I also attended a concert because it just so happened one of my favorite musicians, George Ezra was in town.
We rode the streetcars around and got to see a little outside of the city, like the college campuses and some parks.
This is one of the dueling piano bars, where we stopped in for a drink,
We attended a jazz festival in Louis Armstrong park.
Chris and I also went on a guided ghost tour to hear stories and look at haunted locations in the city.
I kid you not, my hair got pulled while we were standing outside William Faulkner's house. But there was no one behind me ...
We also rode an airboat around the Louisiana swamp to see alligators, scenery and other wildlife.
The driver fed the alligators marshmallows to get them to come close. 
On Frenchman street, we listened to live music and stumbled upon a really cool art/craft show.
Coolest pizza stand ever.
Back on Bourbon street ...
At the rehearsal dinner.
We toured the WWII Museum, which is ranked as one of the best museums in the U.S.
This was the wedding venue.
After the ceremony, they had a little parade behind a brass band around the square.
And at the very end of the night, a few of us ended up jumping in the pool. Is anyone really that surprised though? It was hot out and that pool was just waiting there so patiently...
Phew! We made it through! Give yourselves a pat on the back for making it to the end. I'm starting to think I might need to start sharing my pictures a different way in 2016... This is exhausting. lol

Anyway, enjoy the pics and I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!