Friday, January 15, 2010

Getting away in the Big Easy

Last weekend Robert and I took an early anniversary trip to New Orleans-

One of my High School BFF's was having a 40th birthday Bash.
The theme was Solid Gold Dance Party.

We took off on our road trip on Friday and had a blast. It's about 350 miles to New Orleans and we got there in about 5 hours- which is amazing.

I drive with 4 kids 200 miles to my parents house and it takes almost 5 hours- GO FIGURE-

On Friday Night we ate at Bubba Gumps and had Shrimp and we stayed in the Sheraton on Canal Street. It was sooo relaxing.
The Girls spent the weekend shopping with Rob's parents and the boys stayed with their friends.

Danielle and I have been friends since 9th grade, she's sooo much fun and we laugh and carry on like teenagers when we get together.

She met us for Brunch at the Court of Two Sisters on Saturday Morning

I know there are more things to do in New Orleans than just eat- but that's how I vacation.

The Court of two sister is a fun place to eat and listen to jazz music. I read it about in a Hemingway novel and a Faulkner novel once. Then before Robert and I went to New Orleans nine years ago for Danielle's wedding, I was reading a novel and in the novel the writer was interviewing Hemingway at the Court of Two Sisters. So we had to go then and since it was fabulous we had to return. Also I am a big fan of William Faulkner and he wrote his first novel around the corner from there and so well you just have to go.

After we left there we went to the Faulkner Book store- where he lived and I bought a Flannery O'Connor Novel. That girl was NUTS- her writing is very scary and I'm amazed that she published in the 40s and 50s. She's timeless though.

At Danielle's party she had Karaoke. Danielle, unlike most people, can actually sing. I wanted to join in the festivities and you can see our internet sensation here on you tube. For some reason they turned down my mike...hmmm must not have wanted to overshadow the birthday girl- lol

We had a great time and were just thrilled to spend some time alone, you have to do that every now and again, it's the secret of a long and happy marriage.

Speaking of which on the 27th we'll have been married for 13 years. It seems like only yesterday we went on that fate filled blind date. He still has those gorgeous green eyes and he still makes my heart skip a beat. It's been a fun 13 years and I look forward to about 40 more!

Here is another video I shot of Joely and her friend Corey at the zoo on the 31st. Alice isn't in the videos because she spent the day at a zoo camp. Click here to watch it, but I warn you it's about 6 minutes long.


Hope Farms said...

Sounds like it was fun. We went to the Court of Two Sisters last time I was there too. Did you end up doing any tours?

Scrapbookallie said...

I'm so glad you had are quite the singer! I loved the video of the zoo...made me think I was there doing the naked mole rat rap with Kim Possible and climbing into the eagle's nest for a birdseye view! Joely and Corey were so cute!

Yennigirl said...

I had no idea the Big Easy was so close! And we plan and judge our vacations by what we eat too - that's the only way to go!! Glad you had fun.

Aryn said...

What a fun trip! As much as I loved seeing your kids in real time, my favorite part of the video was hearing your voice. Here's hoping I get to Austin this year and we can lunch!

RaeAnn said...

You have to go to New Orleans for the food!!! That's one of the best parts!!
Sooo, did you drive right through LC and not drop by!!!
Next time??

4Girls4Me said...

That looks like so much fun!! That's so awesome that you were able to be there for Danielle! She's so fun!

4Girls4Me said...

That looks like so much fun!! That's so awesome that you were able to be there for Danielle! She's so fun!

4Girls4Me said...

That looks like so much fun!! That's so awesome that you were able to be there for Danielle! She's so fun!

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