Tuesday, March 27, 2012

our favorite place

It's a poorly kept secret that Scott and I want to live in New Orleans someday. A couple of weeks ago, we took Clara for a couple of nights - her first time there. It was very different from when we visited before she came along (those days were filled with swanky restaurants, browsing art galleries, and a lot more alcohol). Still, we loved being there as a family and, per usual, can't wait to go back.
These are out of order (sorry). Most are from the zoo (amazing), some from the kids' museum (not amazing, though she loved it), others as noted:

{pointing at chimpanzees}

{seconds after seeing a sea lion for the first time}

{trying to climb in the sea lion tank}

{feeding a giraffe}

mmmm, theo's pizza {a fave of mama and dada; on magazine st}

this is the life! {suite @ the Loews}

{miss independent}

{on the way home}

{feeding surfboards to a whale at Lucy's..   good kids' menu there - and 'ritas.}

{trying to climb in the aviary}

{playing drums on a (very patient) goat}

{getting reacquainted with my old friend, abita strawberry}

{listening to jazz with dada}

{mama and dada's fave greasy breakfast spot. very toddler friendly}


Leanne said...

My husband and I spent 3 years in Slidell and loved it! I love seeing pictures of NOLA, especially the family friendly side. We can't wait to take our little one for his first beignet and trip to the garden district!

Stephanie said...

Looks like a great time! We took Chloe to the zoo this past weekend, but I can't wait to go back when she's older and really appreciate it like your daughter seemed to.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great trip!! We haven't taken Henry to the zoo yet - we need to get on that. I love the picture of Clara and the goat!

Ginger said...

Leanne - Thanks for visiting my blog! I found it to be pretty family friendly, though I guess most cities with a lot of tourism would be. One thing we really wanted to do, but it rained out, was to take her to Audubon Park for a picnic. She would have loved the ducks (and the playground). Next time! Have a great trip when you take your LO :-)

Stephanie - Thanks for stopping by! We've been taking Clara to our local zoo since she was 3 months old. She's gotten A LOT more into it in the past few months (maybe starting around 10 mos). One thing we do is that we don't use a stroller much. I think a lot of babies get super bored in strollers at the zoo, since they can't see much. Before she was walking, she'd tolerate being back-carried in the Ergo well. Have fun!

Mara- Henry would love it! She was hilarious with that goat. The goats there and at our home zoo are surprisingly tolerant. Ha

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Hi Ginger, haven't been by for a while, boy has Clara grown!! Zoos are super fun for little ones. While I have never been to NOLA, would love to go one day.

Rosemarie said...

Being from Chicago, New Orleans is not an easy trip. I was there for 1 day and loved it (pre-Katrina). I hope to return.