Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Big Easy!


Over the weekend I booked a springtime trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. I am really excited! Spending 6 days and 5 nights in the Big Easy with one of my best friends is sure to be a blast. AND we're going during Jazzfest where greats like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Eagles, and John Mayer will be playing.

I can't wait to try creole food, enjoy jazz music, and take all of the haunted tours that the city boasts. Here are a few Pinterest images that have me psyched:



Source: etsy.com via Leeann on Pinterest





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Source: google.com via Leeann on Pinterest


And since we're on the subject of New Orleans, I have to throw this in! Drew Brees is the man! Living in SoCal and seeing him leave the Chargers was a sad day. But since he had to go, I had to go with him. I root for the Saints. And I'll be cheering as he returns to Cali this weekend to stomp the 49ers! Too bad I won't be in NOLA during football season.

Source: google.com via Leeann on Pinterest



Source: nola.com via Leeann on Pinterest



Here's where my What the Hell Wednesday comes into play: travel fees. For the airfare + hotel (5 nights at a place in the French Quarter) it cost $970! That's insane to me. The hotel is the most shocking. Even after splitting the room I'm still paying nearly $500. Let's hope I have a blast on my trip and it's well worth the sky-high price.

Anyone been to the Big Easy that would like to offer some tips on what to do and see? It'd be greatly appreciated :)


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22 comments:

Lindsey said...

You found some great NOLA pics and I'm so jealous you'll see John Mayer in concert!! And I am excited for you to go to the Big Easy but 6 days?????? How are you going to survive???? Clearly I end up leaving there in crutches, so I hope you do not follow in my footsteps. Oh lordy, get your liver ready!!!

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

been to NO twice. the first time as a kid with my parents and the second time with my hubby but it was just a day trip. it is a city like no other. you will definitely find lots to do. my favs were the beniets (yum) and they had an easter parade.

The City Boy said...

so fun! I desperately want to book a trip for spring break this year

Val said...

I have never been there and I truly need to book a flight!!!

Mel said...

Can I come too? I've never been! And yes, Drew is the best! Hey, he's a fellow Boiler (Purdue) and so I have to root for him by default anyway. ;)

Jennifer B said...

That's a crap ton of money, but I'm sure it'll be worth it! I'd love to vacation in New Orleans. Unfortunately, since I live 15 minutes from a cruise port, all my friends are like, "We can cruise for 4 days for $250/piece" which is true but so not the point lol

Christina said...

Sooooo jealous! Jacob and I have always wanted to go. What a perfect time! You’ll really be able to experience the culture with a big festival like that. I’m totally feeling you about expensive vacations. It looks like my trip to Tennessee is going to be about $1100, not including food or gas.

Lauren said...

I have never been! I've kind of heard some scary things BUT I want to go at least once if only for the food :)

lsaz said...

I really want to visit New Orleans! Great pins!

http://yoursunnyside.blogspot.com/

Jules said...

You are going to love New Orleans and I'm super excited for you. I went there about 7 years ago the week after Mardi Gras and it was a blast. You have to try to take a swamp boat tour while you're there. If you can, try and have dinner at Commander's Palace. They've been around since the late 1800's and I know you love your history :) The food is also delicious.

You're going to have so much fun!

Thank goodness for Drew Brees. He's the reason Geof won Fantasy Football this year.

Brianna said...

What a fun trip!! I'm jealous (: That will be amazinggg!
But I hate how expensive flights are too!!

Meg {henninglove} said...

you are a traveling woman!! i am jealous of this trip, i have always wanted to go to new orleans, eat all the delicious food and just soak up the NOLA vibe!

Claire Kiefer said...

I promise to email you with a full list of recommendations--I just haven't had a second to do it yet. I'm both excited for you and terribly jealous; I'm always plotting a way to get back to New Orleans. I'm sure you're gonna be as smitten with the city as I am!

Kristen Danielle said...

I'm from New Orleans!!! So I'm loving these pins!! :)


xoxo
Kristen

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Make sure to take lots of pictures for us readers! I've always wanted to travel there.

Kimberlee said...

Such gorgeous pics! :)

Amanda said...

I LOVE the white house with all of the trees! It makes me think of Gone with the Wind.

Christianna said...

I'm a little jealous! This is one of the places that I really want to go someday! You're sure to have a blast, and the money will totally be worth it!

Leesh said...

Oh beignets!!! You have to have those. Although I've never been, I'm sure you are going to have a great time. I know Reni did!

Josie said...

Oooh, you're going to have SUCH a blast! I'm crazy-jealous.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Erin said...

I'm originally from South Louisiana, and NOLA is one of my favorite places in the world!!! Make sure that you visit the cathedral (duh), Cafe du Monde for beignets, ride the streetcar, etc. Jazzfest is a blast- if you want restaurant recs, just let me know and I'll be more than willing to help.

Have fun!

Erin
erin--elizabeth.blogspot.com

Amy Powell said...

Omg.. We're totally planning on going to Jaz Fest too! Not sure which weekend yet... But if we're there at the same time that'd be so cool!