over the weekend, i got to slip out of town for a little while to new orleans with brian and our friends matthew & anteelah! it was so fun to share life together, try new things and simply rest. air bnb's can be hit or miss but we managed to score one that accommodated us appropriately and was within walking distance of the st. charles streetcar and a fabulous little neighborhood!
one of my favorite things about NOLA is the architecture and we got our fill of that! the little area we stayed in is called riverbend and is situated right on one of the curves of the mississippi river. they've created a walking path on top of the levee and we took advantage of it to see the sights! riding the streetcar down st charles is amazing-- the houses are phenomenal and the landscaping is so beautiful!
you can't visit without eating some delicious food and we started our weekend at a place around the corner from our house called the cow bell. it had a lot of fun character and was delicious! one of brian and matthew's old mtr coaches took us to a really fun place called dats dogs that had everything from your usual brats & hot dogs to alligator sausage! she also gave us some incredible history lessons about the history of the city, education in NOLA and hurricane katrina. we made sure to pick up some hot beignets from cafe du monde while in the french quarter and the artisan bakery down the street from our house provided yummy cookies and sunday morning mimosas.
really thankful for this opportunity to step away from the daily grind for a little bit and so blessed to get time with b, m & a!