Tuesday, December 18, 2012

vacation recap: new orleans

We had a great time in New Orleans this past weekend...and even though it was my first time visiting, Kyle had been there once before so he showed me around...

Walking around downtown was a lot of fun, especially since there were so many cute little houses everywhere.

Of course, we had to do the touristy thing too and walk along Bourbon St...where we ate at a famous oyster house. I actually can't stand raw oysters but chargrilled oysters were a whole different story. They were so delicious!

Strolling along the French Quarter, we saw a lot of cool street art for sale, horse buggies (for private tours), and of course...

BEIGNETS! The most yummy kind I've ever had, from the most famous of all places.

But hands down, the best part of the trip was the tour of the Lafayette Cemetery. It was both beautiful and eerie at the same time...I also thought it was very heartwarming to see just how important it was for families to be buried together.



Several of the tombs had fresh flowers, undoubtedly from family members who still live in New Orleans today.

This photo was supposed to be of us by the Mississippi river, but that's what I get for having Kyle take the picture:) Overall, the perfect little weekend trip...thanks for reading. 

And now the countdown to Christmas begins!!!

*UPDATE: Check out my short video too!

4 comments:

Hillary said...

awesome. looks like you two had a great time! I love NoLa :)

Sharon Chen said...

@Hillary - we did! Finally followed in your footsteps with a mini weekend trip. Think I'm addicted now:)

Coco Draws said...

Wow, the cemetery is so, so beautiful. :)

Sharon Chen said...

@Coco - totally! Though I probably wouldn't say the same if we went there at night. Scary...

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