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A trip to New Orleans

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New Orleans sketchbook watercolor

There’s nothing like a vacation to recharge your batteries. We took a trip to New Orleans. I have always wanted to go but didn’t know what to expect.

Highlights included:

  • Delicious beniots
  • An adventurous swamp tour searching for alligators and enjoying the beauty of the swamp. Love that Spanish moss!
  • Delicious dinners of catfish, gumbo, lobster dumplings, biscuits and more. With sweet cocktails.
  • An Easter parade where they threw beads to all the onlookers. A taste of Marie Gras!
  • Street performers of all kinds – even writers for hire!
  • A walk along the Mississippi, where we saw a paddle boat
  • Visit to the WWII museum
  • A walking tour of the cemetery and garden district
  • A trolley ride
  • The French quarter – Beautiful wrought iron balconies, flowers, gas lamps, exposed brick
  • Brunch at the House of Blues

It was a great trip with the extended family!

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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Web and Print Designer living in New York. I blog about painting, illustration, and designing patterns. Inquires are welcome.

5 thoughts on “A trip to New Orleans

  1. NOLA is one of my favorite places ever to visit – the FOOD – OMG! Did you eat at Mother’s Restaurant? Get a mufaletta at the Italian Grocer? Drink a Hurricane at Pat OBrien’s? There is so much beauty to see in the Garden District and French Quarter and – oh I could go on and on. Hubby and I are not late night partiers, but I still feel there is so so much to enjoy about NOLA! Bourbon Street is fun for us before 9pm – LOL! 🙂

    • I didn’t do any of those things! But a bunch of my family did make it to Pat O’Briens. And I had a Louisiana lemonade during the parade which was delicious. We had the younger kids in the group so we didn’t stay out late but I still felt there was plenty to enjoy and do! I’d love to go back.

  2. Sounds wonderful! I’ve never been but hope to go one day, especially after reading your post 🙂

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