Thursday, July 1, 2010

Stick a Fork In Me..I'm DONE!

For three weeks in June I have been to San Diego, New Orleans, San Luis Obispo, and Seal Beach.
All fun trips, but really close together. I had just enough time to pull my studio together, photograph, and post it between trips. I was pooped and am ready to stay home for the month of July!
Thought I'd share some pics of New Orleans. I got to accompany Steve on his business trip. We were booked at The Inn on Bourbon Street that  was originally the site of The French Opera House  in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

The Lobby.
Our room.
Whilst Steve was in meetings all day, I wandered the streets by myself. When he'd get an afternoon off, we tootled through the French Quarter together. It was hot and humid, but with bottled water in hand and frequent forays into air-conditioned shops, it was tolerable.
The Riverwalk along the Mississippi...
Gorgeous architecture!
Lunched here at Huck Finn's. Steve and I split a Muffaletta...a sandwich that's famous in New Orleans.
Also famous in New Orleans is the Hurricane (a popular fruit punch drink), so we imbibed at a well-known bar and grill, Pat O'Brien's.It was set in a beautiful courtyard with a huge fountain in the middle.


Street performers were everywhere...and constantly was the sound of dixie jazz playing, which added to the charming ambiance of the French Quarter!
Of course, we took in the night life...this is on our way back from dinner.
And watched the rest from the balcony of our hotel..
One morning we wandered down to Cafe Beignets to try out the popular pastry.
I didn't care for it..to me it tasted like fried dough (which it pretty much is). It's a wonderful vehicle, tho, in which to eat powdered sugar!! lol...:-)
Steve and I like to try the local food wherever we are..and in New Orleans it was a new culinary experience. Most everything is fried. We had Fried Green Tomatoes with shrimp (yum)!, Jambalaya (yum), Boudin Balls (ewe), and Alligator Sausage (ewe).
One of the highlights of our trip was our visit to Ernst Cafe (our name-sake!)
Here  are my intials in tile in the front entrance. The waitresses were so kind to us..gave us plastic cups to take home --look for them in an up coming tablescape! ;-) -- and we bought T-Shirts for a future family portrait.

There is no relation to us...it was just so fun to see our name 'up in lights' so to speak! :-)
So that was our trip to New Orleans...next stop~ San Luis Obispo, California.
P.S. Thank you for all your sweet comments about my little studio, I'm away from a computer when I travel, so I was so delighted to read them when I returned. I'm hoping to visit all of your studios soon!!
Have a lovely day!

7 comments:

  1. I loved this post, such beautiful pictures!!! Looks like you and your hubby had a wonderful trip, but it's always good to get back home... Blessings~~~Daphne

    ReplyDelete
  2. you are a lucky, lucky girl!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful pictures Myrna.... Have a peaceful Holiday weekend....

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Myrna,
    Love your pictures of New Orleans. My paternal grandfather was from there so I've always felt a connection and have wanted to visit forever; oh well, maybe someday. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm glad you found the photos of my mini-vaction refreshing.
    Hugs,
    Susan

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Myrna,

    Glad you had a nice time with your handsome hubby. You are such a pretty lady, Love your pretty blue eyes, and dimples! You look so cute together! How cool that your name was "in Lights"
    that is awesome!! I am looking forward to a cruise one day with my hubby! Someplace with beautiful blue water. Ahhhhh...... Take care, and have a happy, safe 4th.

    Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  6. Loved the pics of New O. Such a lovely place. Your studio where you create is so sweet. It must be so wonderful to have a little house all to yourself.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wonderful post Myrna! You were busy! good memories though, everyone should see New Orleans at least once. How fun to have your name on the sign...and such a handsome hubby!
    *M*

    ReplyDelete