Monday, November 24, 2014

Traveling to New Orleans

Before I jump into NOLA I wanted to apologize again for being so MIA. If by chance you don't know my situation, the deets are that I'm commuting five hours daily for my new job. I literally have about two spare hours a day and have been using that time to eat and prep for the next day. I've also been staying at hotels to eliminate my drive once or twice a week. As a result I haven't visited blogs or posted much. I'll probably just stick to Monday Morning Gossip posts until I can catch up - on life in general. Please bear with me. I'M SUPER SORRY!
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I'm not currently at work, but instead in New Orleans to see the Saints play a home game. Second year in a row! I've been to the city twice (I think I've seen and done all of the major things) and I'm not doing the planning on this trip so I'm not exactly sure what's on the agenda. I'm sure I'll find something fun to see. I'm a big explorer when I travel. Here's a look back at my last two trips to NOLA.

Jackson Square New Orleans

Marie Laveau tomb

Superdome, Saints
 New Orleans Saints Game

Baby alligator, swamp tour

Oak Alley Plantation, New Orleans

Lafitte's Swamp New Orleans

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30 comments:

P!nky said...

NOLA is one of my favorite cities, to visit! :)

Whitney and Blaire said...

I am so sorry that you are having such a horrible commute right now. You shouldn't have to apologize for having a life. We all understand, and we are just happy that you got a chance to get away and travel. New Orleans is such an amazing city! Looks like you had a great time.
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Marta said...

I've always wanted to visit New Orleans, looks like you had a great trip!! Love the pics.
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Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Hope you get to see some fun new sites! That is a really long commute so no apologies needed!

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Never been to New Orleans but have heard great things about their culture and food. Looks like a great trip. And I love Elle.

Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

April said...

I'm so jealous you went to NOLA and went to a home game! It's on my bucket list! Meanwhile, I'll just live vicariously through you. :)

Katie Elizabeth said...

Hope you're having a blast in NOLA! We just went for the first time back in September and had so much fun!

Krissy @ Sneakers and Sequins said...

5 hour commute? Ouch! Hope things ease up for you soon girly!! Btw I am loving all of your pictures!
xo Krissy @ Sneakers and Sequins

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Beautiful pics!

Can't wait until you can get into a place to help out with your commute. That's soul sucking.

Veronica said...

I've never visited.. Looks like so much fun..! Love Elle!!! Xo

Traci Hart said...

I live about 3 hours from New Orleans. It is such a fun place to visit! I hope you had a great weekend there.
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Julia said...

I've never been to NOLA, I would love to go someday! Sorry you have such a crappy commute every day, I hope it gets easier for you!

Nadine Lynn said...

I haven't been to NOLA since spring of 2001 (before Katrina)! I would love to go back some day! Looks like you had fun!

Queen In Between said...

What a fun trip! Those oak trees at that plantation..swoon...I would love to take family pix someplace like that!

Robyn said...

Totally understandable! Take your time and take care of yourself as you adjust to this major shift in your schedule. Looks like you had a blast in NOLA! Self-care at it's best!

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B @ The Sequin Notebook said...

Oh I love NOLA! My college roommate lives there so it's always such a treat to visit :)

Mree said...

Have fun in Nola!!!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Hope you're having an amazing time in NOLA. Super jealous you're going to the Saints game tonight. Fingers crossed they actually pull out a W for us :)

Katie @ The Macarthurs Lately said...

You are quite the traveler! I want to go to NOLA so bad!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I was worried you wouldn't be able to do this trip now that you have your new job, but glad you didn't have to cancel. HAVE a blast...I know you will.

Blush and Barbells said...

Oh no, that commute sounds horrific. I hope you can figure out a solution soon (although staying at hotels is pretty awesome)

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Yuck. That commute. I'd go nuts. Staying at a hotel is a great idea though!
Baby alligator is so cute!

Sabina B said...

Leeann thanks so much for hosting and sharing pics of New Orleans! xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

Heather (My Little HEA) said...

Yay! Is that a baby gator?! I have a friend that helped me experience NOLA and it was an experience, but seeing the Saints play was one of the things we didn't do. Probably because I went in May, womp womp. Looks like so much fun!!

Ginnie said...

I hope you have an awesome trip, Leeann! I love NOLA - my husband and I actually got married there, so lots of happy memories:)

Allison said...

No apologies necessary, girlfriend! With your commute, I would have given up on blogging, and probably would be curled in a ball crying at the end of each day, so you're already winning!
These pictures are AWESOME. I've never been to NOLA, so I'm living through your amazing pictures of everything!
Hang in there and enjoy your time away from work! <3

Kimberlee VDW said...

So crazy your commute. Totally understand.

Have a great time in NOLA :)

Sydney Fashion Hunter said...

I absolutely love New Orleans. I visited for the first time two years ago and can't wait to go back.

The City Boy said...

looks like you have been having such a fun time!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It looks like a great time. Girl you gotta move! That commute is insane.