12.04.2012

The Road Trip • Day Five!


Another free breakfast. I ♥ U, Best Western.

Our second day in New Orleans was so dreamy. As soon as we started planning the trip (and decided to go to New Orleans), I told Frank that all I wanted to do was go on a riverboat. I had a really romantic idea of what New Orleans was like, and a riverboat ride seemed necessary. We also got a great recommendation for Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop. According to the Wikipedia page, "Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop is a tavern located on the corner of Bourbon Street and St. Philip Street. The tavern's building, built sometime before 1772, is one of the older surviving structures in New Orleans (the Ursuline Convent, for example, is older) and has been called the oldest continually occupied bar in the United States. According to legend the pirate Jean Lafitte (ca. 1776 – ca. 1823) once owned the building, though as with many things involving Lafitte, no documentation of this exists." Also (this is so cheesy to even discuss), the walls were covered with photos of famous people who've frequented the bar lately, and we had so much fun looking it over. Jason Segel was there! Swoon!

The Road Trip • Day Five!
Gorgeous NOLA architecture.
The Road Trip • Day Five!
Awesome street markers.
The Road Trip • Day Five!
Typical New Orleans sights.
The Road Trip • Day Five!
The Road Trip • Day Five!

Voodoo Daiquiri at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop.
The Road Trip • Day Five!
Amazing old architecture.
The Road Trip • Day Five!
The Road Trip • Day Five!

The Steamboat Natchez!
The Road Trip • Day Five!
The Road Trip • Day Five!
Waiting for our loading time.
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Two tickets and a beer while we wait.
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Awesome views.
The Road Trip • Day Five!
The Road Trip • Day Five!
The Road Trip • Day Five!
My grandma's vintage fan was a life-saver that day.
The Road Trip • Day Five!
We bought tickets that included a lunch buffet. Food heaven.
The Road Trip • Day Five!
Buildings and factories, including the Domino sugar refinery.


The Road Trip • Day Five!

The Domino Refinery is (according to our boat tour guide) the largest refinery in the United States and the second largest in the world!
The Road Trip • Day Five!

The Road Trip • Day Five!
The Road Trip • Day Five!
what I'm wearing • top: vintage, from the shop (now sold) | jeans: Gap
shoes: Lulu's | sunglasses: vintage | bracelet: gift from Frank, bought on the boat | bag: vintage Coach

The Road Trip • Day Five!
The Road Trip • Day Five!
The Road Trip • Day Five!
The Road Trip • Day Five!
The Road Trip • Day Five!
The List of Famous People Who Have Sailed on the Steamboat Natchez.
The Road Trip • Day Five!
Louis Armstrong Park, not too far from our hotel.

2 comments:

  1. Minimalism? Travel? I think we should be friends, girl.

    And I adore your header.

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  2. I rode the Natchez when I went down to New Orleans...so much fun! I sat with my feet up on the rails in the sun and watched the coastline. Loving your road trip pics!

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