Last weekend I was lucky enough to spend some time with some of my best friends in the entire world – Jane, Melgar and Alisa. The four of us became friends in junior high, which means we’ve been friends now for 17+ years. It boggles my mind that I’ve known them for so long.
The four of us haven’t been together since Melgar’s wedding 2 years ago, and it was SO GREAT to be together in such a fun city. We stayed together in a cute hotel in the French Quarter and had no set itinerary for our time there – just to have fun, eat good food, and celebrate our friendship.
Some highlights from our weekend included:
Eating tons of beignets at Café Du Monde. I may have gone there three times during our trip.
Checking out the Garden District and stalking doing an informal walking tour of the beautiful homes.
Going out on Bourbon Street and Frenchmen Street (yay for no open container laws!)
Hearing the famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Preservation Hall
I didn’t take this video, but it gives you a good sense of what we saw and how amazing they are:
Going for a run with Alisa and catching part of the humongous Halloween parade
Going out to eat and getting some Creole food at the Gumbo Shop… and non-Creole food at Shaya
Just walking around and exploring the old streets and interesting scenery. Honestly, we could’ve done NOTHING and I would’ve been happy – I love these girls so much.
What a great trip! It was so wonderful to see my friends and as always, we were able to pick up and start again without missing a beat. I’m so lucky to have these ladies in my life!
Some questions for you:
- Do you still stay in touch with any of your high school or junior high friends?
- Have you ever been to New Orleans? What did you think?
- Where should the four of us go on our next trip?