We stayed at this beautiful hotel just down from the French Quarter, Le Pavillon. It is over 100 years old and seriously so neat!
After getting checked in and about to go check out a little bit of downtown
(26 week belly)
This guy was literally a human Transformer that we saw roaming around the French Quarter. It was crazy but pretty neat to see!
After our cooking class, we headed down to Jackson Square. It was beautiful! And the Saint Louis Cathedral was breathtaking!
Those horse drawn carriages were everywhere! The carriages are used as tours around the French Quarter/New Orleans.
We spent our afternoons poolside back at the hotel. Our hotel had a pool on the rooftop of the building. Unfortunately, the view wasn't that great of the city because our hotel was surrounded by big buildings but it was still nice to relax by the pool and do a little reading. Jason did a lot of this by the pool, in the shade, while I took advantage of soaking in some rays. :)
Just off the French Quarter is Harrah's Casino. I have never been in a casino so we decided to take a little walk through. I was amazed. While in the casino we decided to use $2 to play a couple of the penny slots. And we actually ended up winning about $30! Ha! It was a fun little experience!
We ate lunch at this hole-in-the-wall restaurant. It was great and we got to experience a NOLA essential: po-boys!
On our last night in NOLA, we at at Archie Manning's restaurant. And who should walk in while we were eating?? Archie Manning himself! He is a very nice man and went from table to table greeting and thanking everyone for coming in to eat. We did get our picture taken with him and it was a highlight of the trip for Jason for sure.
Every night, our hotel hosted a peanut butter and jelly sandwich snack time at 10pm. It was a great late night snack for this girl...especially with the chocolate milk! I may or may not have had Jason pick up some chocolate milk as soon as we got home. ;)
We were super thankful for FaceTime while we were away too! We got to talk and see Hannah every day and that helped my momma heart from missing her too badly.
Even with FaceTime, it was WAY more fun getting home and seeing this little princess in person!
It was a great little trip and I am so thankful we had the opportunity to go out of town one last time just the two of us before we become a family of four!