NOLA

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” ~ Bill Bryson

As the hubby and I live a semi-mobile life (moving every 3-5 years, I want to share all the fun activities we do in each location!

Red = Complete!

SPORTS

  • Go to a Saint’s football game (Who Dat?)
  • Go to a Hornet’s basketball game
  • Go to a Zephyr’s baseball game

EXPLORE

  • Take a picture of Jackson Square
  • Visit Audubon Zoo
  • Visit Aquarium of the Americas
  • Visit National WWII Museum
  • Visit NOLA Museum of Art
  • Visit The Cabildo
  • Visit the Old U.S. Mint
  • Ride on the St. Charles Streetcar
  • Walk down historic St. Charles Avenue
  • Walk along Magazine Street
  • Visit Frenchmen Street
  • Walk along the Riverwalk

EAT/DRINK

  • Eat at Arnaud’s Restaurant
  • Eat at Brennan’s
  • Eat at 1 of Emeril’s restaurants (Emeril’s New Orleans, NOLA Restaurant, Emeril’s Delmonico)
  • Eat at Cafe Pontalba
  • Eat at Court of Two Sisters
  • Eat at Mr. B’s Bistro
  • Eat at Commander’s Palace
  • Eat at Muriels
  • Eat at Pat O’Briens
  • Experience Coffee & Beignets at Cafe du Monde
  • Have a drink at the Carousel Bar
  • Host a Crawfish Boil!
  • Eat at Delachaise
  • Grab a drink at Lafitte’s! (Oldest bar in New Orleans – website)
  • Abita Brewery
  • Nola Brewing
  • Lazy Magnolia Brewery
  • Old New Orleans Rum Distillery
  • Try Cajun Cuisines
    • Gumbo
    • Oysters (Raw, Grilled)
    • Bananas Foster
    • Alligator (Blackened,  Fried)
    • Beignets
    • Crawfish Boil

GO/SEE/DO

  • See a psychic and have my fortune told
  • Attend Mardi Gras (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Attend VooDoo Festival
  • Attend French Quarter Festival (2011)
  • Attend Jazz Festival (2012)
  • Attend Zoo to Do (2013)
  • Experience Running of the Bulls
  • Experience Celebration in the Oaks at City Park
  • Experience French Quarter
  • Experience Bourbon Street
  • Experience Halloween in New Orleans
  • Take a picture in front of St. Louis Cathedral
  • Cemetary Tour (Metairie Cemetary)
  • Swamp Tour
  • Alligator Farm (Kliebert’s Turtle and Alligator Farm)
  • Plantation Tour (Oak Alley)

RUN

  • Run Crescent City Classic 10K – April 07, 2012 (1:07:52)
  • Run New Orleans Mardi Gras Rock ‘N Roll Half Marathon – March 04, 2012 (2:04:50) HERE
  • Run New Orleans Jazz Half Marathon – October 27, 2012 (2:02:39) HERE
  • Run Ole Man River Half Marathon – December 15, 2012 (2:02:03) HERE

RANDOM

  • Signs of New Orleans
  • Doors of New Orleans
  • Glimpse the abandoned Six Flags New Orleans!
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