This weekend, my siblings and I decided to head down to Nawlins for the weekend to celebrate my sister’s birthday and my recent assistantship. After literally spending all day at school on Friday, when Southern University doesn’t even have class, I was so beat that I really didn’t have the energy to even want to go. But, I pushed my lethargy aside, underpacked a bag, and headed out. We arrived in New Orleans around 10 PM, which was way past my bedtime and I just could NOT go out that night so I stayed behind and went to sleep.

The next morning, of course I was the first to wake up so I headed down to get some breakfast. *sigh* I wish I could wake up every morning with a plethora of breakfast foods to choose from. But, I digress. We headed out to walk around the city.

The Riverwalk

Along the Riverwalk

Preparing for the Superbowl – Jackson Square

Saint Louis Cathedral – Jackson Square

Calypso Tumblers – Jackson Square

Calypso Dancers – Jackson Square

My phone died so I couldn’t get more pictures, but after being called weird, strange, and every other variation for having the desire to want to capture New Orleans and its marvels, I didn’t even want to take anymore pictures. Nevertheless, I enjoyed myself, but I’d definitely try not to pack in 30 minutes.

Are you coming to New Orleans for the Superbowl? Mardi Gras?


I’ll be back for both.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!”

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  1. Faye

    January 21, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    That’s so funny – I was just at my friend’s Inauguration Brunch and they were talking about gong to New Orleans for the Super Bowl! I probably won’t go, but am wondering about going this summer for Essence Music Fest…

    1. Rae

      January 21, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      I’ve lived in Louisiana all my life and have YET to go to Mardi Gras or Essence Fest. I’m definitely going this year! Maybe I’ll see you there! (:

  2. Faith

    January 21, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    The pictures you did take are great! You really take amazing pictures.

    You obviously were not with bloggers because know the importance of pictures and would never call someone weird for taking them. In fact, we find them weird if no one takes pictures ;).

    1. Rae

      January 21, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      Ha! My thoughts exactly. I was too puzzled to even voice it. LOL!

  3. Jamie

    January 21, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    You probably don’t remember me, much – but we used to talk a long time ago! Anyway, I’m glad you were able to do something fun and especially with your siblings! I’ve missed talking to you and leaving comments on your blog. I need to start back up. I’m glad things are looking up in your future and what not. Keep that head held high! You’ll go far!!! I know you can do it!

  4. kat

    January 22, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Great shots and love the mask. It must’ve been refreshing to get away for a bit.

  5. G K

    January 22, 2013 at 8:05 am

    I love that even though you live in LA and have probably been to New Orleans many times, you still want to take pics. I’m the same way! Some folks just don’t understand… :-)

    Girl, I didn’t even realize SB was in New Orleans this year. If Atlanta had won their game last week, I’m sure we would have been there.

    Have a great week!

    1. G K

      January 22, 2013 at 8:06 am

      And wait…you take these pics with your phone? Wow.

  6. Shannon

    January 22, 2013 at 11:10 am

    *sigh* I only wish I could take such mini trips. There’s not much up here to attend.

    Your photos are lovely!

  7. Vett

    January 22, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    i love these pics! NOLA is so much fun!!

  8. Nicole

    January 22, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    This looks like so much fun! I went to NOLA when I was really young, but I hope I get to visit there again now that I’m older :)

    1. Rae

      January 23, 2013 at 10:30 am

      It’s a whole new world now that you’re legal. LOL!

  9. Prototype Mama

    January 23, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Love these pics! You’re like me, even though I live in LA I still love capturing the streets of New Orleans– You always find something new to awww at.

    SN: I Iove the dancers– I think everytime I go to the Nola I take pics of them & of course all the other street entertainers !


    1. Rae

      January 23, 2013 at 10:31 am

      WOW! How did I not know this? Finally, a blogger like me that lives in the same area! I was starting to think that all the bloggers were in Atlanta or DC.

  10. Jessica L

    January 24, 2013 at 12:24 am

    I think I am the only person I know who hasn’t been to New Orleans! I have yet to experience Mardi Gras! The food must be amazing too! -Jessica L

  11. Shannon

    January 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I’ve never been to Mardi Gras. It’s funny because so many people ask me have I ever been, and they always say that I should.

    1. Rae

      January 25, 2013 at 10:29 am

      I’ve never been either and I’m only about 30-45 minutes away so don’t feel bad! LOL!

  12. Hanny

    January 27, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    It looks you had such a great time in New Orleans. I haven’t been there since the 90’s. I love the live music and the food there, also hearing people speak Cajun. Though its a dialect of french its so interesting to speak in two different french dialects with Cajuns.

    Love your last photo of you in a mask. Did you make it?

  13. Tanay

    January 27, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I’ve never been to New Orleans but I’d LOVE to go to mardi gras one year because its right around my birthday. maybe for my 25th? =)

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  15. Mimi

    January 28, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I wish I could find my way to either but nope. Hoping for Essence this year if my funds are cooperative.

    I totally get that camera thing. People are always like you take that camera with you everywhere! I tell them I don’t want to miss anything.

    Glad you were able to get away for aminute, even if you were underpacked!

  16. Britton

    January 30, 2013 at 10:09 am

    You ALWAYS have the best pictures! Looks like you had a wonderful time. And that art on the Riverwalk is beautiful!

  17. Carrie

    January 31, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Wow! Very nice photos Carla! I’ve never visited New Orleans but it looks really amazing. I love lively cities/states.

  18. Chanel Jibal

    February 4, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    I love love love that mask! I want one for um “fun” purposes hahahaahaha. Did you go back to the Super Bowl? If so, how was it?

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