New Orleans- Day 1

Day 1 was primarily spent on the road. Paul and I headed out of San Antonio at 3:30am in order to avoid Houston rush hour traffic. Once we got through Houston we took our time and tried to have a fun, relaxing day. We even stopped at a casino in Lake Charles, LA and played some slots.


During the drive we crossed the tenth longest bridge in the world at 18.2 miles which was pretty crazy. It was magnificent and scary at the same time.



We made it into New Orleans and headed over to the airport to pick up my parents and the four of us headed to the hotel to check-in. We are very, very fortunate to be able to take advantage of the military discounted rates the Marriott company offers and so we are staying at the Ritz-Carlton which otherwise would be well outside of our price range- thank you Marriott! This hotel is amazeballs! I definitely could get used to this!






After a quick shower, which was pure heaven, we headed out into the city. Mom wanted to go to Brennan’s for her birthday dinner- she loves bananas foster! Dinner was very, very good and the bananas foster did not disappoint.









Dinner was followed by some walking around the French Quarter and then an early night for Paul and I- well at least for me. Paul went downstairs to the patio to enjoy a beer and cigar. Also out at the patio- some of the LA Lakers. Yeah, they are staying in our hotel. Crazy!!!






Thanks for reading!


April 22, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Relaxation, Travel.


  1. Latina Barbi replied:

    My mouth was salvating over those pictures!!! Have great vacation! MUAH

    • Dacia replied:

      The food was so yummy! It was definitely one of the best parts of the trip. You just can’t get anything remotely close outside of New Orleans. They do it right!

  2. ambers0182 replied:

    I am so jealous! Im so glad you are getting to enjoy your vacay! The food does look amazing… NOLA is definitely on my list of next vacation spots. Keep up the pictures 🙂 Have an amazing time!!!! Enjoy it!

    • Dacia replied:

      Thanks so much! It was alot of fun! You will definitely love it there! Avoid the summer though- the humidity was killer even in April!

  3. hookerchick replied:

    thanks for sharing the pictures. It looks amazing! So jealous!!!

    • Dacia replied:

      You should be jealous- it was amazing!!! 😉

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