Friday, July 2, 2010


My trip to New Orleans was very different from my past experiences there. In the past, I was there to explore the city and have a great time. I could listen to street corner musicians, shop in the market, and spend as much time as I wanted with my friends and family. This time, I was there on business. Most of my time was spent at a conference and in my hotel room.

I got there at about noon last Sunday and was able to meet up with a few family members. We ate at a semi-decent restaurant (such a disappointment!) and went to Cafe du Monde and had some yummy beignets and listened to a tuba player. It was so wonderful.

On Tuesday I met up with two of my good friends from Mandeville, Chrissy and Penny. (Hiiii Chrissy!) Chrissy's hubby Chris came also, and we had a great time at an awesome restaurant, Copeland's! I had the most amazing Crawfish Ravioli. And when I say amazing, I am not exaggerating! I also had a slice of Strawberry Cheesecake. :o) Can we say fat overload? Absolutely, but it was worth it.

On Wednesday my co-worker, Amanda, and I were at the conference during one of our breaks. During our breaks we usually stayed at the booth or would go sit outside in the vendor area of the hotel. I decided to stop at the restroom and would meet Amanda outside after. Well, let me just say that I reeeeally wish I would have gone with her, because when I finally did show up I was told that I had just missed President Bush. (AKA, G.W.) He was dressed in a suit and sneakers. :o) Now, all politics aside, I really do admire President Bush as a person. Obviously, I didn't get to see him, but I did take a few shots of his ride and the Secret Service. These guys were so cool.

After a long and exhausting week, we headed back to Charleston on Thursday. We had a layover in Atlanta, so Amanda and I found the best seats in the house and watched planes take off into the sunset. Literally.

Overall, I really enjoyed the trip and am thankful that I was able to go to the conference in such a great city. I hated being away from my hubby, but the time apart really made us stronger as a couple. I'm looking forward to vising Louisiana again, but I am so glad to be home.


Brianna! said...

I have been in Panama City Florida the past week.
It has been RAINING all day long...every single day, so yesterday we decided we were going to head to mississippi to check out the local sites and visit a little town called Ocean Springs.
We were only about a little over an hour away from New Orleans!

I wanted to go SOOOO bad!
I haven't been there since I Was about 8 or so.
So it would be great to go back:)


Lacey in the City said...

Your trip sounds fantastic! I've not made it to New Orleans yet, and it's a city I'd really like to visit. I love beignets mmm! Glad you made it home safely :)


Vanessa said...

Wow I really love the shot with the airplane! The cloud covered sun is gorgeous!

star said...

I definetely want to visit New Orleans one day! Love the pictures, looks like you had a blast! and I agree with Vanessa, the airplane shot is amazing!

Callie Nicole said...

Oh, looks like a good trip. Great pictures, and you look so lovely in all of them!

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