Friday, March 20, 2009

Way Down Yonder in New Orleans

Antoine's - Giclee print by Dianne Parks
Dianne Parks, Louisiana Art
www.DiannesLouisianaArt.etsy.com


So, my mother-in-law is coming back into town tonight, to stay with us for the next couple of weeks. Remember last year's Killer Caipirinhas?? Whoooo boy, can't wait for some more of those, though we might have to make Caipiroshkas, this time around since the cacha├ža is gone.

But I digress, because this post isn't about limey/sugary Brazilian alcoholic beverages, but about the fact that we are GOING TO NEW ORLEANS!

Whoo hoo! I've never been there before, but Anne (that would be my MIL) booked her flight from England into Houston, rather than Dallas or Austin... which means a 6.5 hour drive for us to go and get her.

So, instead of fussing over the drive, Will and I called up my mom and said, "Hey, are you interested in taking the kids for 5 days?" to which she replied, "You betcha!" (thanks, Mom!)

.... and so BAM! a trip to New Orleans was set in motion. We love spontaneous road trips. Ahhhh, like the good ol' days before kids.

Jazz City Plaque
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Will is insanely excited because of the jazz scene. He is a huge music fan and being in Jazz City is just his thing.

I'm insanely excited because of the Ghost and Vampire tour...

Foggy Man, New Orleans Fine Art Photograph
by Anastasia Lang
www.lunagraphx.etsy.com

(ooooohhhh, creepy!)

and the Cemetery and Voodoo tour...

Crown Coffin Locket Necklace
www.pinktophat.etsy.com


I love the haunted histories of famous cities and I can't wait to see the tomb of the Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. So fun.

And I'll have a big bowl of gumbo... mmmmm....

So off we go (we leave tonight). I wont be back until next week, so au revoir my lovely bloggers and I hope you all have a fantastic week.

xoxo,

13 comments:

AlyGatr said...

Oooh...shout out a mental "hello" as you pass through Houston (we don't live too far from Intercontinental). I would LOVE to do a ghost tour...in theory. I'm embarassingly superstitious and have an overactive imagination to boot, so I've chickened out more than once. When we lived in Boston I was only about 45 minutes from Salem...I was brave enough to visit the Witch Museum...during the day...but never to do one of the ghost tours. I guess I was afraid to run into some old colonial ghosts :)

Cathy said...

Aren't grandparents great? I would be tagging along with Will rather than you through New Orleans :) Would love to experience that whole Jazz scene...I had the biggest crush on Harry Connick Jr growing up lol...he's still hot!

Raven said...

Ohhh, I love that Crown Coffin Locket Necklace...and New Orleans.

xxx

casserole said...

Okay, I'll take a minute out of being insanely jealous to say hooray for getting to go the New Orleans!

(My father brags about how he flunked out of college down there way back in the day. Something about cheap beer and riding a streetcar till he sobered up?)

esque said...

Brazilian drinks you say, eh? lol
How fun to go to New Orleans, with Vampires and Ghosts? Sounds like a lot of fun!

Whimsical Creations said...

WOOT WOOT!! Have a ball!!

shiborigirl said...

Oh, wow. I love impromptu trips. Have a wonderful, and ghostly, time and tell us all about it.

Kate

Little Miss Mel said...

Hi I just stumbled upon your etsy store and I think your illustrations are so colourful and amazing! Your blog is adorable too!

Oh Mandie! said...

Make sure that you put X's all over Marie Laveau's tomb :)

Have fun!!

Christopher And Tia said...

Oh I'm so jealous of you right now.

Hope you're having fun!!

The Momma said...

Have a lovely trip!!! Wish I was coming with you instead of trying to get ready to move!!!

Karen Faulkner said...

Wait, I'm still stuck on the fact that the point of the post is not about limey/sugary Brazilian alcoholic beverages...

Rosebud Collection said...

Have a wonderful trip..Will be looking forward to all your pictures..

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