Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I'm baaack! Today has been hectic but I just had to take a few minutes to update.

Our trip to New Orleans was great despite not being able to run the marathon; I was definitely emotional walking into the convention center to pick up my race t-shirt (I paid for it so I might as well have it as a reminder of my experience).

Jay and I have this goal of attending a pro basketball, football, baseball, soccer and hockey game at least once in our life (so far we've been to 3 MLB games). Because I did not have to worry about an early wake up call the day of the race, we were able to check another off our list by attending a Hornets vs Bulls basketball game Saturday night!We walked around NOLA (quick story: when we arrived we were directed to call "Noah Shuttle", when a car marked "NOLA Shuttle" showed up we realized our mistake but continued to call our driver Noah), shopped, ate and took a city tour as well as a tour of the Houmas Plantation.
We were a bit disappointed with the plantation tour but the city tour was amazing. We were able to visit the lower 9th and realize the devestation that is still there. The BFF has volunteered as part of the rebuilding efforts and told me about it, but seeing it in person is such an eye opener. Note to self, ask the BFF about the efforts we can make from afar to help.

Our Valentine's Day was a bit unplanned but completely perfect. We exchanged presents (I gave him a pair of shoes!) and he gave me the sweetest mother-of-pearl earrings, found a cute restaurant on Frenchmen St. to have dinner and enjoyed some live jazz at the Spotted Cat Jazz Club.

Overall, we had a great time exploring a city and getting away from the hussle and bussle of work for a few days.

It's finally time to pick up my pup from the puppy boarding place and do some much needed grocery shopping.

1 comment:

  1. those earrings are GORGEOUS! You know how much I love my some flowers on the ears :) When do we get a picture of the boot?