Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tator in the Big Easy

It is nice to be home after last week's fun travels. We spent our Thanksgiving week in MS and a few days in New Orleans. Sarah Barry did a good job of describing Tator and our trip to NOLA. Here is a little more on our trip (most of it is pictures).

Before heading down to The Big Easy, Nick and I hung out in Madison, MS (Nick's hometown). We celebrated our first Thanksgiving meal with his family. On Monday morning the rest of the family came down to board the train. Yes, we rode the Amtrak train from Jackson, MS to New Orleans! The train was great! The seats are bigger than airplane seats, there is plenty of leg room, and you can get up and walk around whenever you please. We even took our own ice chest filled with fun drinks and snacks. There were twelve of us on the train, and we managed to find seats all together. Unlike a plane, you do not have an assigned seat. It is first come, first serve.

Gillespies and Freemans waiting for the train in Jackson.

Archers and Mozingos waiting for the train.

Shots from the train.

Once we arrived in NOLA we enjoyed good food, good company, good weather, and good walks.

We also spent a lot of time at Cafe Du Monde. It was wonderful! Just take a look:

Mollie's favorite part was the powdered sugar.

Enjoying some drinks to go.

Enjoying drinks on Bourbon Street.

Here is some of the good company that I enjoyed on my trip:

Mollie and Pop

My aunt, Lynn, and my dad (Doc)

My cousin Ellen and Mollie

Stephen Grande, Nick, John George

My mom, Lovie, Bibba, Win (SB's friend from Greenville), and SB

Strolling around, enjoying the streets of New Orleans:

Photo shoot by the MS River

A few of us also went to see the new 4-D movie about WWII at the National WWII Museum. It was very cool! The movie makes you feel like you are in the war. It was very educational and entertaining.

Snuggies were the birthday gifts from my cousins for Lovie, Tator, and Doc. They came in handy on our balcony.

After spending two fun days in the Big Easy, we boarded the train to head back to MS.

Exhausted from having such a good time!

1 comment:

  1. Lucy -- your photos are WONDERFUL!! I had a great time seeing everyone and am so glad you did such a good job capturing the trip.