Saturday, April 18, 2009

Flying to New Orleans

Chris talked me into going to see his family for Easter. We talked my mom, Grammy, into coming with us. Airline tickets are very reasonable right now - $277 for round trip (one of the main reasons we were able to go!) We left Salt Lake about 7am Tuesday morning. Cooper slept on most of the flight and Cadence behaved well. She fell asleep about 30 minutes before our layover in Houston!

After arriving in New Orleans around 3pm, Ron (Chris' older brother) and his wife, Dee, showed us a little bit of downtown. Grammy was asking question after question about Hurricane Katrina. Then they took us to the French Quarters. We walked along the Mississippi River admiring the large ships and nice weather!!! We then walked down the streets like all the other tourists. We stopped into some typical N.O. gift shops featuring Mardi Gras souvenirs. We had to try on hats and kiss alligators!!!

I've heard all about beignets (similar to scones) from different people and told Chris that I wanted to try them. We stopped at the famous Cafe Du Monte for some powder sugar treats! So yummy and messy! Notice the powder sugar all over my sweatshirt! Only $1.82 for 3 of them! What a steal in a tourist trap!
While we waited for our beignets, we listened to the street musicians play music. Cadence really liked looking at them. The music was beautiful!!! Thanks to Ron and Dee for showing us around.
After eating and getting all spotted, we walked in more little shops and looked at all the beautiful architecture. Cadence wanted to be held all the time by Dad. Chris put her on his shoulders as he walked around.
The little bit of new Orleans we saw was so much fun! We were thinking of adopting this girl, but decided it would be difficult to add her to our family and take her everywhere with us!
Around 7pm, we drove the 2.5 hours to Lafayette to visit with Chris' dad. We ended staying the night there. This was a LONG day! Woke up at 4:30am and went to bed at midnight - only to wake up at 5:30am the next morning!


Kim said...

I SO want to go there someday! Looks like you guys had a fun time and I'm sure it was good to be able to catch up with Chris' family.

Aaron and crystal said...

That sounds like a totally fun place to visit. I never really considered it. I always just thought of Marti Gras when I thought of New Orleans.