Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Little Trip to the Big Easy

You know how sometimes you just gotta get away? We do! That's why a couple weekends ago we got away to New Orleans. It was a pretty spur of the moment trip for us, but sometimes those are the best kind!

When we first got into town, the boys went to the D-Day Museum while us girls went to the New Orleans Children's Museum. This is Poptart with a huge bubble around herself. Cool, huh? That night we ate at Brad's all-time favorite restaurant in New Orleans. The Camellia Grill. Understand this is not for the faint of heart or the heart-healthy. On the menu? Bacon cheeseburger and a large order of chili cheese fries....ummm, good!
After an evening of swimming in the hotel pool, we turned in for the night. The next day we went to the River. We were planning a stroll through the French Quarter, but the hot New Orleans sun was beating down something fierce. Both of our kids were whining and groaning before we had even made it one block. So we aborted that idea and went back to the hotel! On our way out of New Orleans, we drove north over Lake Pontchartrain and into Mandeville. We lived in Mandeville for almost 4 years. We were there when Gogurt was born. This picture is of him in front of the townhouse we lived in while we were there. He has grown alot (and, I noticed, so have the bushes). They were tiny when we lived there! There are lots of memories there!

We had a good time talking about old times and old friends. Of course, the kids do not remember anything about it. Gogurt was 8 months old when we moved away.
I did have a chance to talk to a neighbor-friend who still lives there. She told me about her kids (one is married with a baby on the way! Yikes! Has it really been that long?), and of course we asked lots of questions about Katrina. I'm glad I got to see her again.

The kids had a good time (I think). Later, we realized we could have saved alot of gas money by just getting a hotel room right here at home. I asked both kids what their favorite part of the trip was. Both said swimming in the hotel pool.
Until next time......


Melanie said...

We were in New Orleans last weekend and the pool was the kids' favorite activity for us as well. We ate at Chuck E. Cheese for my nephew's birthday.

Jennifer said...

Assuming this was the weekend I am thinking about, I wondered what y'all did to "get away" ... looks like y'all had a good time!

Anonymous said...

That picture of Marshall in front of the town house sure brings back some memories. The day we left you and Brad standing in the door and driving away was the hardest thing I ever did it was worse than the day he left for college. You two didn't look any older or bigger than Gogart. We had a great timethis week-end hope things cool off and you get some rain. We lve you all so much. Nana & Pop

Amy-Brad said...


Maybe we should get our kids together at a hotel and swim...the perfect vacation?!?


We didn't tell anyone where we were going. Not even our Momma's!


I hope we looked a little older than 8, but I get the idea....Enjoyed your stay. See you in July.

Love you guys! Thanks for your comments!


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Jennifer said...

Amy ... I wish we could get away like that ... not much hope for us though :)