Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer Road Trip to NOLA Continued

There's just something about this city that steals my heart away. 

New Orleans, Louisiana!

We stayed on Royal Street, which is known as the most beautiful street in the French Quarter. 

(Traveling Teddy seemed to enjoy Royal Street as well ;-)

Our temporary home, Hotel Royal, is worth mentioning. 

It was newly renovated, very charming, and centrally located with employees that were the very definition of 'southern hospitality'. 

One of my favorite parts was our picturesque courtyard. 

Upon settling in, we met up with Nel and her husband and indulged ourselves in all things New Orleans: 

Good eats,

lively music,

jazzy culture, 

amazing architecture, 

and southern nature. 

We even found some time to kick up our feet and relax because after all, 

we were on vacation,

and sometimes relaxation is all you need in life.

We can surely say, "We know what it means to miss New Orleans..."

Until we meet again,  
you jazzy city, you. 

~Jess and Nel


Evi @ sexta-feira said...

We want to visit New Orleans, but after seeing your pictures I think we'll make concrete plans soon! Beautiful!

Glad you had such a great time! Have an equally exciting July!

Susie said...

Hi Girls, Your photos are wonderful. I think New Orleans look a bit Frenchy....maybe that is why women love it. The men go for the food and entertainment. LOL. Of course that food looked so yummy. I like the clean looking room. :):) That is the mommy in me. LOL. Blessings to all of you and your sweet mom, xoxo,Susie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WHOAH....that man feeding the gator! NO WAY!

But what a great place to visit; it's as if you stepped into a movie or a novel...it seems surreal!

ENJOY! Anita

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Ah the French Quarter!! I want to visit there someday. Love that building in the 3rd pic. And that guy feeding the alligator looks like he's gonna lose a hand!

Red Rose Alley said...

I LOVED that first picture when I first saw it in our picture file, but I didn't know it was from New Orleans. I even put it in my travel folder before you posted it. And I loved the alligator pictures.

hehehe Teddy looks like he fits right in. :~)


Things and Thoughts said...

What a wonderful place to visit! Atmospheric and charming.You captured the spirit of Louisiana but I'm afraid it's too far for me,it would be a fantastic experience! Glad you had an unforgettable stay!

It's me said...

Wowwww great trip !!...x!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Your photos are lovely and have really captured the essence of New Orleans! I had the amazing experience of staying quite near to where you stayed in a private apt. that was generously lent to us for a week. It was a wonderful experience - the food, the beautiful courtyards, the lovely architecture - you have captured it all. Don't you wish you could stay? I enjoyed this lovely post. xo Karen

Susie Swanson said...

Love the photos. It makes me long to see that place even more. Hope you have a Happy Fourth. Hugs and love, xo

Merlesworld said...

Been there and loved the place, it is so alive and colourful.


Thank you for letting me be an armchair traveler on your trip. Always wanted to go to New Orleans. Looks charming and the food looks scrumptious.

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥♥♥ Happy day, my Friends! xxx Riitta

Shell said...

Looks like a fab trips Girls, and I am chuffed to see my blog listed under lovely blogs. Merci Sheri xoxo

Patricia said...

Wonderful pictures, thank you for sharing this beautiful city. It is great to see that New Orleans is looking as lovely as ever, after the terrible time with Katrina.

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Lovely photos of such interesting city. The alligator doesn't look dangerous. Unlike our crocs down here in OZ. have a good holiday.


Soniya Gauchan said...

wow place looks so lovely
i wish i could go on a vacation to a place like this
may be someday
btw new post is up on the blog, do visit

rose said...

Thanks for the tour through this charming city! The pictures are very amazing!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's a city I've never visited but everyone that goes loves it! The beignets look amazing! What a great time of the year to be deep in the South! I'm going to look at your photos again! Sweet hugs, Diane

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Such a super post Nel and Jess
How I would love to visit New Orleans.
My daughter and husband were there last year..they loved it.
What amazing homes. They can tell us some stories.!!
Enjoy your vacation..
val x x x

miss b said...

What a wonderful post! I really enjoyed following along with you. Fabulous photos and I especially like the first image taken at an angle with those gorgeous shutters. I find the French influence so appealing and I'd love to try jambalaya. A fascinating place which has so much to offer.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Girls, looks like the perfect time away to enjoy this wonderful city. Love your pics!! Happy Vacation!!
Wishing you a wonderful 4th of July!!

Hi Sheri, thanks for stopping by and your kind comment. Hope you enjoy the perfect 4th of July.
Hugs and Blessings

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sherii, Nel and Jess,

I enjoyed seeing your wonderful holiday photos of New Orleans and it looks like a fun place to visit.
I especially love the shutters at the windows and the alligator looks scary.
thanks Sheri for your visit and the comment you left.
Others have been having trouble leaving a comment so don't know why.
Happy 4th of July

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Sheri, GOOD MORNING! Happy fourth to you dear friend, and I wish you a great BBQ and view of the lights up in the sky. We are going to a friend's home and having a BBQ as well, and we might go on his boat on the Mississippi River, but I think with the ban of boats on the river this year, due to elevated water levels, we may stay ashore!


Art @ Home said...

Trip will be homesick if he reads your post! We'll be there in two weeks for our nephew's wedding. :D

Sola Scriptura said...

You have me wanting to travel there now! Beautiful.