Posts tagged ‘New Orleans’

November 7, 2011

The POST-

So… I will spare you (actually I’m doing this for me) the Hangover-esque details of the wedding night… just trust me when I say we SHUT IT DOWN!!!

…even Chef Jacque got some of the action…

[If you’re ever in New Orleans, go enjoy a fried shrimp po’ boy at Chef J’s Crabby Jack’s! You won’t be disappointed.]

We had one crazy night… and one very important thing to do the next morning… retrace our route back throughout Bourbon Street to find us some beignets and coffee at Cafe Du Monde…

Surprisingly, Bourbon Street was lemony fresh by 0800 the next day…

This brought on some dejavu, as I vaguely remember howling… at something

I also recall enjoying a wonderful jazz band here…

 

SCANNNN-dalous, I think I saw these two in the flesh the night before…

Our reminiscent stroll was coming to an end, so we popped in here for souvenirs…

After scarfing down warm French donuts, we headed to the Garden district… with powdered sugar EVERYWHERE (they need to give out head cones with each beignet sold…to localize the mess)

Artsy…

Green…

And sweet…

It was time for me to put out the flame in my gas lantern…

 

 

…but not before Tenacious D and I (green) made a Mardi Gras pact!

Signing Off… ETT =)

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November 6, 2011

The PRE-

Eat at Huck Finn’s…

Escape through the terrace at Bienville House…

Visit the room where Plessy vs. Fergerson was decided at the Cabildo…

Catch a show at Jackson Square…

Beignets & coffee… NUFF SAID

Take in the beautiful iconic Mississippi River…

Pay your respects…

Make googly eyes at a pretty yellow butterfly…

Stop for a snack at Popeye’s…

Take a scenic ride down Canal Street…

…and this was just the first day!!!

We had a chance to do some site-seeing before the wedding and five minutes after we left the hotel I knew I would love to live in New Orleans. =)

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November 3, 2011

New Orleans is an AMAZING City

Say it with me… AH-MAZE-ING!!!

In all my travels, I have yet to find a city that reminds me of home… I mean, come on…New York is a formidable contender.

BUT New Orleans has changed all that. That city is ALIVE! And I love it.

I’m still a tad bit drunk from all that Cajun fiyah I was exposed to… so the recap post (with pics) will follow.

Signing Off, Bayyyy-beh… ETT =)

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October 25, 2011

2 Days…

… And I get to see some of the greatest friends a girl could ever have… In Louisiana… The Sweetest Southern Girl!!!

Today’s workout was a quick 3-miler at 6mph. I must admit… I was elated when I went to CrossFit.com this morning and saw that today was a REST day!

I ❤ Rest Days!!!

Signing Off… ETT =)

October 24, 2011

3 Days…

… Until ETT’s feet hit Frenchman Street, the lesser known little brother of Bourbon Street!!!

Today’s workout was a modified “Bradshaw,” courtesy of CrossFit.com… 10 rounds for time:
5 x Standard Pushups
6 x 85lb Deadlifts
4 x Negative Pullups
50 x Jump rope (singles)
………………..29min =/ … IT HURT

My muscles felt a little better after I read SUAR‘s Picks of the Week post. You should go check it out!

Signing Off… ETT =)

October 23, 2011

4 Days…

… Before I can satisfy this mouth-watering craving for freshly baked begniets & coffee! Perhaps at Cafe Du Monde!

Today’s run was a slow and steady 10-miler at 5mph. The ankle is still a bit swollen, but it didn’t bother me during the run. =)

Autumn is a beautiful season (and name… just wanted to point that out). The non-city folk were drying corn out in the ‘burbs this weekend…I got this cool pic on my way home from the flower market! =)

Signing Off… ETT =)

October 22, 2011

5 Days…

…Until I line up outside of 726 St. Peter Street to get the best seats (or pillows) in the house at Preservation Hall!!!

Today’s Workout:
Had to mix up the CrossFit… Instead of the 10x press with 60sec breaks (didn’t have the weights available), I did 10 rounds of 20 double unders with 10sec breaks………………..

Then I realized my ankle wasn’t feeling up to today’s run. =/

So… I opted out of the 20 minutes of speed work I had planned to be sure that I felt good for tomorrow’s long run. We shall see!

Signing Off… ETT =)

October 21, 2011

Let The Countdown Begin…

6 days until THE BEST PO’ BOY IN THE WHOLE U.S. of A.

Yes, you guessed right…ETT is headed to Nawlins (that’s New Orleans for all you non-believers). Boy, am I excited!

Dis gon be gooooood! [in my best Mama Odie voice]

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This countdown also coincides nicely with busy period in my running/workout schedule!

Today was a long run:
9.6km (6.0mi) @ 8.8kph(5.5mph)

…and today’s CrossFit workout:
100m sprints + 60sec rests in between
10reps (for time)………………..15:34

Signing Off… ETT =)