Oh how I love taking vacations with my husband. I'll pretty much take anything when it comes to a vacation- a night in Park City, all-inclusive in Mexico, or boating trips with my family. You name it and I'm there. But there is something about traveling with Cardy that is so much fun. Maybe it's his sense of adventure or his relaxed state of mind- whatever it is, it makes him a dream to travel with.
This trip was especially fun. I was invited to attend a conference for work and it just so happened to be in New Orleans. Perfect! I've always wanted to take Cardy to New Orleans. With such a rich culture and history galore, I knew he'd love it. We could not pass up the opportunity to take a couple extra days and visit one of the neatest cities in the United States. Yep, I said it, literally one of the coolest places I've ever been. I was fortunate enough to visit New Orleans six years ago, the spring just before Hurricane Katrina and I've always wanted to go back. I was a little worried the city would be different than I remembered. We've heard so many stories about the devastation which occurred there and I wasn't sure Cardy would have the same experience I did. Fortunately, I was wrong. Cardy fell in love with New Orleans and is already dying to go back to see more.
During our little trip we crammed in as much as we possibly could. Here are some of the highlights...
-Ate BBQ in Memphis (layover to & from NOLA. sadly, no pictures- my fingers were too messy!)
-Stayed in the gorgeous and historic Hotel Monteleone
-Explored the French Quarter, Jackson Square and the River Walk
-Noshed at some amazing local hot spots
-Rode the Trolley for a little more exploring
-Took a walking Ghost Tour through the French Quarter
-Enjoyed watching the street performers
-And of course, who can forget Bourbon Street?
*Wow, it took me a long time to post this. This trip feels like it happened ages ago. I think I'm ready for another!