Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Out of Town

This was one of the last weekends that Noah has a really flexible work schedule, so we decided to take advantage of it one last time!

Noah and I went fishing with his dad on Saturday while his mom kept Emma Ramey.  I'm a little bit of a tomboy - I blame it on growing up with brothers - so I LOVE things like fishing!  It really is a lot of fun.  I'm a water kind of person anyway, so it's really nice to be out in the middle of nowhere (literally, no land around you for 40 miles).  
I just caught a few tiny fish (which had my back and arms HURTING the next day...how out of shape am I?), but Noah caught a huge mackerel.  His dad said it was probably the biggest fish they had ever caught in that boat!

On Sunday, I thought we were just going down to New Orleans for a few hours.  But Noah surprised me and got a hotel room for the night, so we ended up staying until mid day yesterday.  It was SO much fun!
Getting in some snuggles with our girl before we left.  This weekend was by far the longest I've ever been away from her.  It's good for us not to be together 24/7, I know, but I missed her!
She was very well taken care of though.  She has grandparents that love her SO much!  They loved getting some one on one time with her too.

Headed to New Orleans...about an hour and a half away from where Noah's parents live.  I was so excited!

We had sushi for lunch.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, I could have good sushi for every meal for the rest of my life.

We went to the French market that afternoon!  We ended up going back to the hotel room fairly early.  We're both old and can't keep up in New Orleans anymore. :) Plus the Olympics were on and we're both addicted.

Yesterday, we both had a little bit of work that had to get done.  That's one of the nicest things about our jobs right now - we can both work from pretty much anywhere.  So we went to a Starbucks and worked that morning.  
Then, we went to Palace cafe...one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans!  It's really cool - it has this 1920's feel to it, and the food is incredible.
Probably the best part - it is owned by the family that invented Bananas Foster.  Y'all...they could charge $30 a plate for this and I would pay it.  SOOOO good. 
After that I was ready to get back to my girl.  We picked her up that evening, spent a little bit of time with Noah's parents, and finally got home about midnight last night.  I'm pooped...I've spent today catching up and unpacking.  I've loved having this summer to do whatever, but I'm ready to be home for awhile and get a little structure.  But, it was fun while it lasted! :)