My camera died within the first hour of being in New Orleans.. apparently I forgot to turn it off before getting on the plane! So be ready for a lot of iPhone pictures.

My mama is turning the big 6-0 this April so to celebrate, she invited all the *adult* girls in the family for a girls trip to New Orleans. We flew out early Thursday morning & celebrated the whole weekend. It was so cool going to New Orleans. I have been really interested in going since I was in college & had to make a road trip itinerary, mine was a road trip through the South & it sparked a desire to go. This was my first time ever going to the South & it did not disappoint.

The first day we got there we went to the hotel, checked in & headed out on the town to see the sites & grab some dinner. We spent our trip site seeing & eating, the food was so good & the beignets were amazing (I'm still partial to disneyland's beignets though!), we tried as much of the local foods that we could find & I can honestly tell you I liked everything I tried, even the fried crocodile. We went on a ghost tour where we learned about the haunted spots in New Orleans & the story of how vampires made their way to America through a ship from France that stopped over in Haiti. Who knew that vampires entered America through New Orleans? I didn't. There is a pretty big vampire superstition there though which adds to the fun (fun fact: Anne Rice who wrote Interview with a Vampire grew up in New Orleans). The tour guide gave a lot of great history on the town which I loved learning, I love all the history that comes with an old city, I think it is so interesting to learn about.

Our hotel was in the French Quarter right off of Bourbon Street. If you don't know anything about New Orleans the French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans & is a bit of a party place, especially on Bourbon street. It reminded me of a more charming Las Vegas. People go to New Orleans to party & that is exactly what they do. During our four day visit we saw a parade happen every single day, there were beads being thrown everywhere, live music on just about every corner & a lot of people having the time of their life. New Orleans is a very pretty city, but be warned if you are going to the French Quarter that it is extremely dirty, it's pretty but not quite as charming as I would imagine other southern towns to be, or even different areas of New Orleans, but it is totally worth going to.

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  1. Ok now I want to go to New Orleans!! ;) That fried crocodile sounds so intriguing!!! hah!