Monthly Archives: May 2009

New Orleans

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New Orleans and Mother's Day 193New Orleans was amazing to say the least!  We stayed at the Omni Royal Hotel just a couple of blocks from the French Quarter.  The hotel was very nice, but wanted to charge us for everything.  Even after we left they charged $8.00 to our account for drinks they ‘accused’ us of taking from the mini bar.  Of course we did not do this…who would pay $3 for a can coke, or $6 for a bottle of water??  Not I!!  So needless to say, we called and made sure they understood that we didn’t drink anything from the room b/c we brought our own drinks.  Aside from that mishap, we had a wonderful time.  The Biven wedding on Saturday was beautiful.  It was a smaller affair, but so very beautiful!  We spent Friday night and all day Saturday out at the French Quarter.  Friday night we checked out Bourbon Street and ate dinner at the Cajun Cabin.  It was wonderful!  On Saturday we did a lot of sight seeing and shopping.  We also went to the Aquarium and saw the IMAX film Hurricane On The Bayou.  I hated to leave the city…I LOVED it!  However, it was time to get my child back..lol.  She stayed with her Mimi and PawPaw.  The culture in New Orleans is incredible.  It is by far the most intriging place I have ever seen in my life.  The music and the art there just leaves me speechless.  I love the whole atmosphere of it.  I’m not a Bourbon Street party girl, but southern Louisiana offers life that no other place does.  I could just picture myself going running along the riverwalk in the mornings, and taking my classes on field trips to the aquarium and zoo, or out to the marsh areas of Louisiana to do some hands-on learning.  It just offers so much to people!New Orleans and Mother's Day 073

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New Orleans Bound

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nolaFriday, May 8, we will be leaving for a weekend in New Orleans.  We are going for a friend’s wedding on Saturday in LaPlace.  I am very excited because I have never been to New Orleans.  EVER!!  I can’t wait to see it all!  We are staying at the Omni Royal Hotel which is just like minutes for almost everything!  I am counting down the days until we are able to leave.  The only down side is that we will be leaving our little girl for those days that we will be gone.  Everyone always tells me how good it is for us to get away on our own and all, but I miss her so much.  I hate leaving her anywhere!  The fun part about it is that our reunion on Sunday is also Mother’s Day, so it couldn’t be more perfect.  Our plan is to get up on Saturday morning and go to Cafe Du Monde, then do some sight seeing.  We want to try to get to the Aquarium that day before the wedding.  I have a feeling once we go, I’ll def. want to return again.  I can’t wait to get us all packed up and ready to go!