Friday, July 11, 2014

A Honeymoon Post!

Hello there! So, I wanted to start writing more about our honeymoon to beautiful, lovely, historic New Orleans! It was my second time being in the city; I had gone when I was 14 on a Christian trip. So, on that trip I didn't see that much of the city, and I definitely didn't go near Bourbon Street! My husband, Bob had never been to NOLA before. Well, we did A LOT of eating, drinking, shopping, and walking! That definitely all took up the majority of our days & nights, ha. 
We also went to Mardi Gras World, which is a museum/warehouse filled with floats and props that have been in Mardi Gras parades. At Mardi Gras World they also make these props and floats, and we saw artists there working on next year's stuff! They start the day after Mardi Gras making props and floats for the next year! Pretty crazy. I think it would be amazing to go one year to Mardi Gras, but also really chaotic! I'm not a fan of huge crowds as it is, ha.
We went two of the most famous cemeteries there, as well; St. Louis #1 and #2. In St. Louis #1 there is Voodoo Queen  Marie Laveau's family tomb. She is the most famous Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. It's not been confirmed that her body is actually in the family tomb, though.The tombs are all above ground, because the ground is too saturated to bury bodies in. St. Louis #1 and #2 are quite old, and a lot of tombs are leaning and/or falling apart. We did see a few recent death dates on the stones though. Most of the tombs are family ones, with multiple bodies inside. We went to the cemeteries around 1:00 pm, and were there walking around about an hour. It was just so hot and humid that day (as it was pretty much all day/every day there) that I couldn't take any more. We had no protection, no shade. But, I got to take a lot of pictures there.
We took a half hour horse and carriage ride around the French Quarter, with a historical guide. That was a lot of fun and interesting! I would highly recommend doing that, as well as going to those cemeteries, and Mardi Gras World.
We went to Harrah's Casino too, for a couple of hours. I'm not really into gambling. I just gambled at a slot machine for a couple of minutes. Bob plays some slots, and also table games. He likes casinos a lot more than I do. But, it was great to be in blasting A.C. for awhile!!














Marie Laveau's family tomb and possibly her resting place, too










You can definitely see the leaning marker here!

Harrah's Casino







The very famous Carousel Bar! It was in our hotel we stayed at! (It actually roates)











Love this building so much!


Mardi Gras World










This was of course my favourite piece! All the bright colours; it's so gorgeous!

























2 comments:

  1. Wow! Everything looks so amazing! The cemeteries looked really spooky, and I'm kind of blown away by those floats. I've never been to New Orleans, and now I feel like I should go (:

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    1. Thank you so much!! Yes, the cemeteries are definitely spooky!
      And I HIGHLY recommend you go :) It is soooo much fun, and there is just TONS to do.

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