NOLA

Helllooooo from New Orleans, Louisiana!!!!  I’m doing a quick post in the hotel lobby to sum up yesterday.  Sorry I didn’t post last night–no internet in our room.

Disclaimer:  While on vacation, there will be no scales, calorie-counting, food rules, or tracking exercise calories…it’s VACATION–viva la indulgence!

Alright, we had a bit of a drive to get here, so along the way I got my favorite road trip food.

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When we arrived at the hotel, my husband was exhausted from the drive and wanted to take a little cat nap.  Since I napped quite a bit on the drive (hehe), I took the opportunity to check out the fitness center at the hotel and hit the treadmill for a bit.  Here’s a pic of the view from my treadmill–pretty cool!

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We were in an area that was walking distance from the French Quarter, but very close to the Saints football arena–the Superdome.

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So we were finally ready to head to the French Quarter around 3:30pm.  We were absolutely starving, but decided to grab a couple drinks to get the night started right.  We started with hand grenades from Tropical Isle.

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Followed by hurricanes from Pat O’Briens.

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I was feeling pretty darn good at that point, so we needed some food!  Based on recommendations from some friends, we ate at a placed called Coops in the French Quarter.  We started with some FRIED mushrooms–delish!

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And I actually found the one place in the area that had a veggie burger!

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Afterward we swung by Cafe Du Monde and ate some delicious beignets, but I forgot to take a picture.  At that point the drinks from earlier REALLY started to hit me, and I was DONE.  I had to get back to the hotel fast–I was feeling pretty sick!  So, we were in bed by 8pm haha.  I woke up at 1am and we went downstairs to get some water, soda, and a bag of combos.  That was the end of our night–it started strong, but ended quickly.  A really fun time, though!

Food i 8 today:

  • Subway –> 6″ veggie delite + cookie
  • Hand grenade drink
  • Hurricane drink
  • fried mushrooms
  • veggie burger + fries
  • beignets
  • combos

Now we’re going to spend a bit more time in NOLA and then head to the casino town of Biloxi, Mississippi.  Fun times!!!

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One response

  1. Enjoy your vacation! I have the same rule, no worrying too much about food while on vacation. I don’t go totally nuts, but I don’t watch too close either.

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