Monday, November 15, 2010

A few weeks late...

We had a really nice time on our long Halloween weekend in Louisiana. We visited some family, saw some Halloween craziness, and a Saints victory. Of course, I lugged my camera around all weekend, but unfortunately, I didn't take it out of my bag very often so there's little photographic evidence of our fun time....

Whenver we are down that way, we have to have beignets at Cafe du Monde. It's a requirement. I swear. And so, Whatshername got to experience her first beignets in utero.


Rykert and I aren't ones for sentimentality. But I will admit that we went to Cafe du Monde the night of our first real date. It was nearly 10 years ago, and it was in January. The weather was fairly cool (for New Orleans) and it was night, and there was this really cool fog over Jackson Square. But honestly, we don't go to Cafe du Monde for nostalgia, we go for greasy fried pastries doused in about a pound of powdered sugar. To make it pre-natal healthy, I had chocolate milk instead of cafe au lait.

On Saturday night there was a small Halloween parade. If you didn't already know, New Orleans loves any excuse for a parade. It was fun and the costumes were out in full force. There were a lot of Waldos.

Where's Waldo 2

On Sunday, we headed to the Superdome early to take in the world's largest costume party and pre-game festivities.

Superdome 10-31-10 02

Before the game we spotted Ozzy Osbourne on the sidelines. I swear that's him.

Ozzie Osbourne at Saints Game

He was in town for Voodoo Fest the previous day.

It was a good game, tons of fun, and also a victory.

Saints Game 10-31-10 01

After the game, we walked back to the hotel we had booked for the night (due to the late start time). I was incredibly exhausted and my back and legs were aching. But because it was Halloween, we decided to take a short loop through the French Quarter. We did something that we generally never do when we visit - we walked down Bourbon Street. It was, of course, more disgusting than usual. But I pushed Rykert to walk way down Bourbon Street because I wanted to see all the fabulous costumes on the "ladies" who hang out in the last few commercial blocks. While I have no photographic evidence, they did not disappoint. If you don't know what I'm talking about, then let me know if you are ever heading that way and I can explain.

On our way back to the hotel I took a blurry picture of the back side of St. Louis Cathedral.

Touchdown Jesus

And those are the pictures I have. Next time, Rykert will have to remind me to take my camera out more often.

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