Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New Orleans Trip - Part 1

Last Thursday, we drove to New Orleans to a wedding. The son of dear friends was getting married and we decided it would be a great opportunity for a road trip. You all know how much we love that. It's about 10 hours from Savannah to New Orleans via Jacksonville and Mobile. That seems like a long time, but car travel here in the south is quite relaxed. 
Ramses kept trying to help me pack. And Winslow was getting worried - he doesn't like the suitcase coming out... 
 On the first day, we decided to break up the trip and stop in Pensacola, Florida. We stopped there to get together with one of Daniel's cousins he grew up with and hadn't seen in a long time. We had such a great visit!
The next day, we went to the historic part of Pensacola and I didn't take nearly enough photos. It was really pretty. We had fantastic breakfast at the Bodacious Brew - probably the best coffee I've ever had! I'm not kidding.
Afterwards we walked around for a little bit and then got on our way to New Orleans. We took the scenic road along the gulf into Mobile. And guess what? I forgot to take photos again even though we saw many beautiful views and some gorgeous homes on the waterfront.
For the wedding we all stayed in Metairie. We arrived at the hotel, walked to the nearby Whole Foods for a late lunch and then got ready for the ceremony, which took place in this beautiful church.
This is a little bit out of focus, but it's the only photo we have of us from this trip all dressed up. And it's the only photo we took at the wedding.
Aside from these! At the reception, they set up a photo booth along with hats, glasses, wigs and other stuff to choose from. Everyone got to keep one set of the photos and the other set went into a scrapbook for the bride and groom. Very fun!
The guest book was a big cookbook and everyone signed it and wrote a few lines on different pages. That is such a great idea. A "real" guest book they will probably never look at again, but this cookbook they might use for many years to come and always see everyone's well wishes for a happy marriage.

In my next post I'll show you some photos we took in New Orleans the next day. I thought it might be too much for one blog post. I don't want to overwhelm you!

How are you all doing? I hope all is going well!! Can't wait to visit some of your blogs during the next few days!

With much love,

P.S. It's now Wednesday night. We got back on Sunday. I am just now feeling like I am back into my routine. Why does it take me so long?

P.P.S. I haven't even been back in my studio again. I'm hoping I'll get there tomorrow. I have a lizard to paint... 


  1. Bonjour chère amie,

    Merci de partager avec nous avec ces généreuses photos le périple de votre voyage qui pourrait être même un voyage de noce pour vous deux ! Vous êtes charmants sur ces photos !

    L'idée du livre d'or sur un livre de cuisine est vraiment génial !
    Un billet adorable !
    Il est toujours difficile de retrouver l'atelier lorsqu'on fait une petite pause. je ressens la même chose. mais vous allez repartit avec plein d'énergie et ce ne sera que positif !

    Gros bisous ☼

  2. You make a very attractive couple no matter WHAT you are wearing, LOL! Photo booths are so much fun at a party, aren't they?

  3. Such great ideas for a wedding - the photo booth thing as well as the cook book / guest book!

    Good pictures, and I know what you mean about having forgotten to take pictures; sometimes we are simply too busy taking it all in when visiting a beautiful place that the camera is the last thing on our minds.

  4. looks as if you had a really great time on your road trip. I love this idea of the photo booth and what fun shots you got at this. Glad that you had fun

  5. Hej, Silke, was für entzückende Bilder von euch beiden. Man sieht euch den Spaß an.

    Fröhliche Grüße


  6. Great photos and especially of you and your husband looking so happy. Take care.