We started the trip off with lunch in Jackson with some dear family friends. Is there anything better than reconnecting with true friends? You know, the friends that are more family than some of your actual family members?
After checking into the hotel our first stop was Cochon. It is Bryan and my absolute favorite restaurant anywhere, ever. The weather was so wonderful we sat outside.
Thursday we stopped in to see an account and visit with a friend who used to work at an account. Then we had lunch at Shaya which was fantastic. Seriously. Yum
Also, it was cheap! We spent less than $50 and ate more than we could handle.
We spent the afternoon in the Quarter walking around. Bryan had a group run that night so Charlie and I had dinner together at St. James Cheese. They just opened a new location in the Warehouse district! If only they would open in Memphis!
Sleeping in a hotel room with Charlie was interesting. But we did enjoy our morning snuggles in bed together.
Friday morning we had breakfast at Willa Jean. Yet another fantastic meal.
We decided to venture out of the city and go to Oak Alley. It was about an hour's drive which wasn't too bad.
This ended up being one of our favorite things about this trip. The ultimate: sitting on the grounds sipping mint juleps and watching Charlie crawl around and play. Bliss.
Saturday morning we packed up the car. Bryan had an event that morning so Charlie and I walked to the Aquarium. I hadn't been since I was about 10. It was the perfect way for Charlie and I to spend a few hours.
I'm really not sure how much Charlie enjoyed it as he mostly looked like above. But it was nice to allow him to get out of the stroller at a few places. Gotta love a museum with kids in mind!
We walked along the river front and back into the Quarter for our last meal.
French fries and oysters at Felix's.
Another great New Orleans trip in the books. While Charlie does cramp our style a little bit, he's such a great little trooper. He even sits well at the table for long periods of time. And he tries everything, except oysters. We haven't given those to him yet, not that he didn't ask.