A Visit to NOLA

 

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An Overview of the City

New Orleans, Louisiana. My family and I are orginally from this area, but as life would have it, we’be moved away to a small town in Texas.

However, we visit all the time. Now that my brother and I are older, sometimes my parents will disappear home with only a phone call to let us know. But they decided to bring us along recently, to throw a very special birthday party for my dad.

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That’s him washing my mom’s windshield. He has no idea I took this.

And that’s the back of parents’ head, laughing in the front seat to some inappropriate jokes. You can’t tell from this picture, but they’re deeply in love.

Here’s my cute grandparents, Maw Maw and Paw Paw. They raised my weirdo funny guy of a dad, and got a little emotional at how old their youngest son has become. Before we headed off back home, my grandma said to my dad “you got it good, man”. Cutest thing ever.

While we were down in New Orleans, I wanted to document everything we got to do and share with y’all, to give you a little taste of the French city.

Great Food from La Madeleine’s

First thing we did on Saturday was eat. We went to a place my mom loves called La Madeleine. My mom and I got the chicken ceasar salad, our favorite dish ever, and I got a little bowl of French Onion soup. (You can ask my boyfriend how much I LOVE French Onion soup. He’ll tell you).

Here’s me and my mom. And yes, that’s the shirt from my 2020ave haul. We spent the day with my cousin Megan and my Nanny, who’s real name is Denise. They helped us put together my dad’s party.

We also went shopping and grabbed some coffee.

I got this super cute T-shirt. You can check it out on my Twitter. There’s a link on my homepage.

The next day my cousin Megan and I spent the whole day together. Even though she was burdened by homework, she made some time for me.

We went and ate a place called Parrot Pete’s. Here’s what I got:

That my friends is ANOTHER ceasar salad, but this time it has crawfish on it. Only in the south. It was absolutely delicious. 

One of the best things about New Orleans is there is art everywhere. Little statues cover the ground, and people from New Orleans are proud of their origins.

Statue outside our restaurant 

After Brunch, and although there is art everywhere, I couldn’t get enough. So I made my family go to some art museums in the downtown area.

In this museum, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, featured southern artists and Southern themed subject matter.

The museum was 4 stories high, with all kinds of different styles. My whole family really enjoyed the whole experience. I hope to visit more museums soon.

Here is me, my brother Christian, and in the top picture, my beautiful cousin Megan.

They give you a little entrance sticker, and someone started the tradition to put your sticker on the street lamp. I marked my brother’s sticker with lipstick.

It was fun to visit my family and celebrate my dad’s birthday. I loved visiting the artistic aspects of the city I’m from. I hope to travel more soon and share my experiences with you all.

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