Friday, February 5, 2010
already friday again...hard to believe. but, then again, i've spent most of the week in bed or on the couch hacking up my lungs and any other organs that weren't tied down.
enough of the excuses...i'm actually out of my pj's so no reason not to update the blog...
new orleans...well, if you've been you know what the city is all about and if you haven't you're missing out on the party of your life.
the Wife and i had decided to go to new orleans since it was the first weekend of mardi gras. the first parade was going to be saturday night and we thought it would be a nice way to get in on the mardi gras excitement without the true insanity that is mardi gras.
it ended up being a group trip and a pretty great group at that. no drama, no whining, no complaining or arguing about what we were going to do/see/eat. no easy feat in itself, but add in hangovers and it was like a mardi gras miracle!
we spent the weekend doing what you're supposed to do in new orleans...eat, drink and make merry. we feasted on oysters, po-boys, fried catfish, gumbo, jambalaya and shrimp creole, we drank bloody marys, hurricanes and voodoo juice, we stayed out and woke up far too late, we wandered around the quarter with drinks in hand dipping into one bar after the other.
on saturday night we had our second mardi gras miracle when getting ready to watch the parade. we had finally chosen a spot and low and behold- i look up to the balcony above us and spot our friends from atlanta. after screaming for a few minutes and my wife being smart enough to tell me to take off my mask they recognized us and invited the group up to watch the parade from above. nothing better than v.i.p.-ing it. nothing...
thanks rp & jm!!! you guys are the best!
to say the weekend was fun would be an understatement. the people, food, and vibe in new orleans are unlike anywhere else in the world. it all made for an amazing first weekend of what we know is going to be an amazing year.
more pictures to come- too many cameras and too much editing to be done to get them up this week ;)