"Iko Iko"

(by The Belle Stars) 

{NOLA Day 1}

A few weeks ago I realized that I had a four-day weekend because Julie & I had switched our days off {so she could do something fun for her husband's 40th birthday -- he's so old! Haha!} Christopher asked off work, too, and we started brainstorming about places we could go within driving distance and with only 10 days to prepare! Christopher searched Airbnb and landed upon a cute little house in New Orleans. Since I had enjoyed my time in NOLA with Amy & Marcie a few years ago, I thought it was a great idea! With help from websites like Groupon, Yelp, and New Orleans Online, we planned a fun trip for our family!

We loaded Lola up and headed out mid-morning on Friday...

We grabbed some BBQ just this side of the border...

And we found a fun spot about half-way to NOLA where we were able to let the pups out and stretch our legs for a little while!

After settling in at the cute little house...

...We headed to the French Quarter and took a walk along the Mississippi River...

...before getting pizza at a place that Marcie, Amy, and I discovered last time. Vieux Carre Pizza has the most delicious Bourbon Pizza which consists of grilled chicken, pesto, tomatoes, and feta cheese. I've been dreaming about this pizza since my last trip!

We strolled up to the Frenchmen Art Market, a neat little venue that sells art, jewelry, and crafts made by local artists. I thought there would be more paintings and such that Elly would enjoy, but it was more of a mixture of arts and crafts. I'm still glad we went. It was super cute!

After we had walked off some of our pizza, we made our way to Café Du Monde for Cafe Au Lait and beignets!

Then we did a little souvenir shopping before heading back to the house. We didn't want to do too much walking, though, because we had a lot of walking planned for the next day...

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