Saturday, January 21, 2012

{Anniversary Trip} New Orleans, the journey to.

 Well, it has been 10 years since Jake and I first started dating and 3 years since we walked down that aisle:

(all photos by Southern Design Studio/Sara Beth Raab)

Married life is fabulous and to celebrate, we took a trip to the Big Easy (thanks goes out to Jake's parentals, who booked a hotel room for our Christmas present and my parentals who forked over the cash for gas). We strategically got married on MLK Jr. weekend, knowing having a long weekend would be nice for anniversaries. So we had three days to spend in New Orleans.

We drove down after work on Friday. Some of our good friends, Hez and Ed, are from Jackson, MS and recommended we eat at this Greek restaurant called Keifer's. So glad we stopped - I fell in love with their feta dressing.

 Hez recommended we start with the Pita Mozz, which was pita bread with mozzarella on top, with a side of their feta dressing. We also wanted to try the hummus, so we got some of that as well.
 For dinner, we ordered gyros. I've actually never eaten a gyro. These were delicious. I forgot to take a picture so this is mid eating (gross) but I had to share how good they were. I ordered grilled feta on mine (notice a theme?).
 Then we hit the road to continue on to New Orleans..
We arrived in New Orleans about 9pm, checked into the hotel (Renaissance Arts Hotel by Marriott) and watched some TV. We made sure to rest up for the big weekend ahead!

As for the hotel, I would absolutely recommend it if you're visiting New Orleans. It was located right across Canal Street from the French Quarter - close enough to walk but far enough away to be able to escape the insanity. The hotel was very nice and we really liked it.

Up ahead... our Saturday full of fun and adventure!

In spending time with my sweetie,
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