New Orleans Weekend

Last weekend Matthew and I traveled to New Orleans for the first time. One of his childhood friends got married there and we figured it was the perfect excuse to go somewhere new.

We stayed in the French Quarter, two blocks from Bourbon Street, and saw all varieties of people and events. After sadly coming to terms with the fact that we’re too old to party on the regular, we enjoyed a picnic from Swirl at Big Lake, a walk around Audubon Park, and many super-delicious char-grilled oysters from Drago’s.

Building front off Bourbon
My favorite building front between Bourbon St and our hotel.
From the green line trolley
View from the green line trolley, headed uptown to the wedding.
Lunch at Coop's
Matthew marvels at his fried shrimp & oyster sandwich from Coop’s Place.
Audubon Park, onlooking Loyola
View entering Audubon Park. Loyola University in the background. What you can’t see in this photograph is the 90-degree heat with 90% humidity.
Audubon Park
Turtle and bird, sunning themselves in the afternoon heat (Audubon Park).
Beads on St Charles, Uptown
Beads everywhere. St Charles street, Uptown near the wedding.
Christ Church Cathedral
Waiting for the wedding, outside Christ Church Cathedral.
Christ Church Cathedral
Waiting for the wedding inside the Cathedral. A gorgeous place, but too large to see or hear anything that happened during the ceremony.
Southern Yacht Club
Phenomenal view from the reception at the Southern Yacht Club.