Friday, February 17, 2017

50 IS NOT OLD | A DAY IN NEW ORLEANSMy feet are killing me!!! I haven’t walked this much since I went to Las Vegas and those girls tried to kill me. Oh my goodness, we have walked and walked and walked. Joe was not into looking at the rear of a horse so he wouldn’t take a carriage ride. Lol! 

Our first stop this morning was to Mother’s. We had no idea that Mother’s was a “must” on the destination scene, it was just across the street from where we were staying. Joe asked the lady taking the order for her recommendation and that ended up being a crawfish omelet and cheese grits. 50 IS NOT OLD | A DAY IN NEW ORLEANSNext, the walking started. It was funny because the lady gave us directions to Bourbon Street and by the time we had walked out of the restaurant neither one of us had a clue what she said. I took out my phone and said, “Siri, directions to Bourbon Street.” Before Siri could even start talking this lady who was taking a smoke break started telling me how to get there. I went back and talked to her for a few minutes and called her Siri. Lol! She had no idea what I was talking about. Joe just cracked up. 50 IS NOT OLD | A DAY IN NEW ORLEANSNext on our stop was Bourbon Street. Not a great picture of either of us but it was hard to get the sign in the background. There were all kinds of neat little shops up and down the street and of course, there were the Hustler and the Girls, Girls, Girls shops also. Hahaha50 IS NOT OLD | A DAY IN NEW ORLEANSThe wrought iron and the balconies with the plants really grabbed my attention. I love this look!!! You really don’t see this in Grundy that is for sure.50 IS NOT OLD | A DAY IN NEW ORLEANSWe sat down and were looking out over the water and I told Joe that I wanted to take our picture. I took several and then looked at them and he had his eyes closed in every one. I fussed at him and he said the sun was hurting his eyes. I offered to take another one and hold the camera to block out the sun…….50 IS NOT OLD | A DAY IN NEW ORLEANSI think that worked, how about you? Lol! I can’t take him anywhere, but on a completely different note, don’t my eyelashes look great!!!50 IS NOT OLD | A DAY IN NEW ORLEANSBecause we were tired we decided to give Antwan and his pedicab a try. He was a lot of fun to talk to and Joe said he liked that much better. He couldn’t talk to a horse. Antwan then took us to Cafe Du Monde for their famous beignets and coffee with chicory.50 IS NOT OLD | A DAY IN NEW ORLEANS50 IS NOT OLD | A DAY IN NEW ORLEANS50 IS NOT OLD | A DAY IN NEW ORLEANS50 IS NOT OLD | A DAY IN NEW ORLEANSThe beignets were really good. They tasted a whole lot like funnel cakes that I get when I go to festivals except that the funnel cakes are swirlies and not a solid cake. Joe doesn’t do sugar well, it doesn’t sit well on his stomach, so this was not the smartest thing we could have eaten. 50 IS NOT OLD | A DAY IN NEW ORLEANSI had no idea what this was or where we were at but I thought this was gorgeous. Turns out is was the Saint Louis Cathedral,  the oldest Cathedral in North America, founded as a Catholic Parish in 1720 along the Banks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans. About this time the sugar was kicking in and Joe was starting to get cranky and ill. After a few minutes, I told him I was going to take his picture so he turned around to pose. However, this is what I took a picture of…..50 IS NOT OLD | A DAY IN NEW ORLEANSI told him that was what he was acting like. Lol! Mind you I was out of reach when I showed him the picture. Hahaha

Tomorrow we are going to go to the trade show because the weather is not going to be as pretty, but I am sure you will still get to hear all about my adventures.

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  • Joanne Scantlebury
    February 17, 2017

    Fabulous pics. Glad your having a great time. Hope Joe’s gotta over his sugar blues.👍👍👍👍😃

  • Nancy
    February 17, 2017

    What a great pictures! As if we are there too!

  • FunkyForty
    February 17, 2017

    What a wonderful trip!
    Have fun.

    xx Yvonne

  • Petra Swart
    February 17, 2017

    Oh, my, what a fun post, Tania!!!! Looks like the two of you are having a great time!!! Beautiful place!!!! Can’t wait to see more, tomorrow!!!!

  • Mary Boyum
    February 17, 2017

    So stinkin cute! What a fun time. Making memories with your boyfriend…..nothing better! 💕

  • Kathy McDonald
    February 17, 2017

    Welcome to my home! So glad you got a taste of NOLA! I’m a Louisiana girl and enjoy reading your blog!!!


  • Lisa
    February 17, 2017

    Thank you Tania for these pics and sharing your trip with us. I have had an interesting week and needed a laugh as your humor always makes me smile. I’m so glad y’all are having a great time. Be safe coming home. ~Lisa~

  • Debbie
    February 17, 2017

    Love your t-shirt! I have that on my luggage tag. I’m famous for ignoring Siri to explore some dirt road. Have fun. PS…try Two Sisters Cafe

  • Lori Jude
    February 17, 2017

    Man now I have a serious craving for cafe Du mounde!! Love the beignets

  • Robin Staley
    February 17, 2017

    I lived there for several months. I loved cafe Du Monde. Did you try their coffee?

  • Gina Cates
    February 17, 2017

    Love the pics! You two are adorable and fun!! Have a great time! Can’t wait to see more pics☺

  • Kathy
    February 17, 2017

    Y’all are cute! Glad you had fun!

  • Rena
    February 17, 2017

    It certainly looks like you had a fun day of exploration and just following your nose. Thanks for sharing your adventures.


  • Sharon
    February 17, 2017

    Looks like y’all are having a ball. Love those beignets. So delicious.

  • Linda Spivey
    February 17, 2017

    Have a great time! I have stayed in the same hotel across from Mother’s! Mother’s was in an episode of NCIS New Orleans a couple of years back.

  • Carol Pearce
    February 17, 2017

    I am a Northern girl but my hubby and I live in Shreveport. La and of course have been to Nawlins as the natives call it. If you are exhausted from walking, take the trolley to Tulane University. It’s a relaxing ride that takes you past gorgeous antebellum homes. You’ll also pass a wonderful little restaurant, (the name escapes me), and a WW II museum if that is of any interest to you and Joe.
    Thanks for your blog that I read daily!

  • Teresa
    February 17, 2017

    New Orleans is such a fun destination. Have a wonderful time!

  • DeLisa
    February 17, 2017

    Glad you’re having fun in the Big Easy! Stanley’s restaurant in Jackson Square is a MUST! The boudain eggs benedict is my fav. Enjoy!

  • Sharon Neff
    February 17, 2017

    Love, love, love New Orleans! My husband and I go there to eat and walk and eat and walk more!! Have a fabulous time!

  • Brenda
    February 17, 2017

    I haven’t been able to see any of your pictures this week. I’ve tried different browsers and none are working. Have you heard this from anybody else?

    • Tania
      February 17, 2017

      Brenda, I don’t know what is the problem. No one else has said anything.

  • Gloria Randle
    February 17, 2017

    It is a fun city. Have a great time. Love the casual shirt.

  • Mair Dyer
    February 17, 2017

    New Orleans looks fab. Love your T shirt, my daughter has that quotation as a tattoo.

  • Melesa Garrison
    February 17, 2017

    Great pics of a great time…Thanks for sharing!

  • Charlcy Green
    February 17, 2017

    Oh how I love hearing about & seeing your adventures! You guys crack me up! Your relationship is SO RICH! And what a hot looking couple you are in your sunny pics! I love the one w/the camera over your eyes! Didn’t you just love those beignets? The Chickory, however, is for the birds as far as I’m concerned! Have a blast!

  • juliekayberry
    February 17, 2017

    Hi Tania,
    I tried the link for plunder but it didn’t work. I want to place an order but how do I do it to through you?
    Beignets are fantastic, I’m so envious.

    • Tania
      February 17, 2017

      Hey, Julie. You are right the beignets were fantastic! I am a sugarholic so they were perfect for me. It is possible that I mistyped my Plunder link. Let’s try this again. I opened a new party so go to http://plunderdesign.com/Party/tania1/ to place the order

  • Brandye
    February 17, 2017

    Y’all are too adorable for words!!!!!!! I’m SO-O-O-O jealous of Cafe du Monde!!! Love that place. And so many good places to eat all over the Quarter. Have fun!

  • Jessica Wilson
    February 17, 2017

    We are headed to NOLA next week! We love that place! Can’t wait for the parades… Have fun and safe travels.

  • Karen
    February 17, 2017

    There is a great Ghost Walk that starts very close to the cathedral! It’s not just “ghostly” but lots of great NOLA history! We really enjoyed it:) Comfy shoes recommended.

  • Carolyn
    February 17, 2017

    I’m sitting here cracking up reading your post. Poor Joe. Enjoy your trip.

  • Rebecca
    February 18, 2017

    Y’all are just too cute! I’ll pin this in case my hubby ever decides to take us there for a little road trip. Those beignets look delicious and that cathedral is just beautiful.

  • Cindy
    February 18, 2017

    My son and daughter in law are there in New Orleans too! We are taking care of their two little girls. I asked them to bring me back a box of beignet mix. They look delicious in your picture..


  • Regina
    February 19, 2017

    Thanks for sharing your Nawlins’ adventure, Tania. I love your pix – and your candor. It brought back memories for me of a trip taken years ago. I love how you ate at Cafe du Monde, and also had the turtle soup, as did I. When in Rome, right? (Wish you got Joe on that carriage ride. But I get his point. LOL)

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