Tuesday, July 23, 2013

New Orleans Trip

In May, I went with my Dad and Aunt to pick my sister up from school. She plays volleyball for the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH). We drove her back home to Arizona, had a lot of fun, and shared some great memories, the most memorable being when we stayed in New Orleans for a few days! It was seriously some of the most fun I've ever had. Not only was the company great, but it was so amazing to see their way of life. It's so different from Arizona and Ohio and I'm so glad I got to experience it!
We spent the first night on Bourbon Street. If you've ever been to Vegas, it's a very similar atmosphere to the strip. The above picture was sunset on a Wednesday night (it was crazy crowded). The next morning, we woke early for a swamp tour. We took a bus out to the swamp, and the driver was so sweet; she told us all about her life, and her experience with Katrina. It's amazing how they still talk about it and how much it impacted their lives. I can't even begin to imagine.
Can you see him?
The tour was amazing, and, again, I was so mesmerized by how others live and the things I've never seen before. I was really taken back by how pretty the swamp was. It made me realize how big the world is, and how little of it I've actually seen. It just reaffirmed how much I want to see the world.

We also visited a plantation while we were there. It was so eerie...it's really hard to imagine life like that. I'm really glad I don't have to. You're not allowed to take pictures inside, but I snuck a few of the gift shop.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention the food. Oh, man, the glorious, glorious, Cajun food. Sea food until the heart's content. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Here's a pic of the most delicious gumbo I've ever had!
Just a few more of our travels home (the last one was stolen from my sisters instagram)!


Erika said...

What an awesome trip! That is definitely on my list of places to go. I too love travelling and seeing all of the different foods, cultures, lifestyles and scenery...so inspiring. :)

Tanner Fam said...

Thanks for the great ideas!!