Over the weekend of May 5th, Helen Grace and I got out of town with the Words to experience a little New Orleans charm. We stayed at the Hilton on St. Charles which was perfect for a trip with kids- close enough to the quarter but not walking out into it. We squeezed as much as we could into a quick weekend trip- beignets, a carriage ride, street performers, street cars, the aquarium, balconies, beads (although NOT caught off those balconies!), and even the girls’ first second line (although surely not their last)!
First glimpse of Bourbon Street
A sweet treat at Sucre
As we walked to Sucre, we ran across a band member who was carrying a miniature saxophone and was headed to a second line for a bachelorette party. He showed the girls the sax and told us to swing by and see the parade. As we left Sucre, we just happened to stumble upon it, and when the guy recognized us, he waved the girls into the crowd. Thankfully, the bride and her bridesmaids were gracious and shared all their batons and masks with the girls.
They weren’t so sure about the ghost stories our driver shared…
Dinner at the Bourbon House
This dog was shocking- he stood totally still like a statue on the back of his owner’s bike. The girls were crazy about all the dogs in Nola.
Late night beignets at Cafe Beignet
A pic from Daddy Daycare back home
Brunch at the Court of Two Sisters
Lupper at House of Blues
Street car ride to Magazine Street
Tried to stop at the House of Broel to look at fancy debutante dresses, but they were closed.
Sno cones in Nola are a must!
The girls were set on swimming, but we were sad to learn our hotel’s pool was closed. The manager walked us over to a pool at a sister property. We were so tired after a long, fun day of sightseeing that we ordered pizza and ate it in bed!