Prepare yourselves! This is a long one but full of fun, just like my weekend in Nola was. To give you a bit of context, I went to New Orleans with my friend Jenny, who I met at my internship this summer. We became quick friends, and I am so thankful to have her in my life!
The trip to Nola was for her mom’s 50th birthday celebration, and the weekend was filled with food, drinks, family, friends and fun. It was the first time I met her family, let alone all of their friends, so after the first overwhelming few minutes, I felt so welcome. I cannot thank her parents enough for all of their generosity.
Let’s get this going! Here’s what I did on day one. Please excuse the terrible photo quality. Their photog won’t have the pics available for two more weeks, and I didn’t want to wait any longer!
Her parents had cute little gift baskets for us! Inside were some fun little local snacks and Café du Monde coffee.
This is the worst picture, but what followed was my favorite part of the trip. Known as Second Line Parade, your group walks around the streets of Nola following a jazzy band and dancing. Then everyone takes your picture and you feel like a celeb. That’s her mom and her cute little umbrella.
Dinner is served at Galatoire’s! We had some interesting courses before this, including fried eggplant that you dipped in powdered sugar and tabasco sauce, which was delicious! I couldn’t believe the sweet and spicy tang. We also had andouille gumbo and… turtle soup. Yes, I had turtle soup. I will say that it wasn’t terrible, but I probably wouldn’t have it again. Dinner was steak, creamed spinach, asparagus, scalloped potatoes, and mushrooms.
Part two coming soon 🙂
Question of the Day:
Have you ever been to Nola?