From New Orleans to Miami and Back: Part 1

I know it's been a while but I have been on the move lately.  We headed down to New Orleans first for a weekend with some of the kids and Grands and then on to Miami for a little fun in the sun.  The real purpose of the New Orleans trip was two-fold:  Ryan (who is in the process of setting up his dental practice) had to look at some dental equipment and he and Allison also had a wedding to attend.  And they needed a baby-sitter for Olivia.  SO...You've to it!  We agreed to baby-sit while also enjoying New Orleans.
Ryan and Allison had not been back to New Orleans since they moved last May and she had
2 things on her mind for this visit:  One was eating some raw oysters and she got those for lunch right away at Drago's.
 After lunch we walked over to The Shops at Canal Place where we found a Starbucks for an afternoon pick-me-up and Beckett got a snack.
                             Olivia just watched on and enjoyed riding around in her stroller.
            Saturday, Allison got her second wish...Beignets at Morning Call in City Park!
                                                              Beckett enjoyed them too!
 Olivia looked on longingly...I could tell by the look on her face that she can't wait until she can have some, herself.
               But for now she will just settle for some milk and a nap (Ahhh...the life of a baby).
 We actually enjoyed the nice weather by picnicking in the park also.  We made a stop at Whole Foods to grab what we all wanted and then headed out there.
 I absolutely LOVE City Park.  The scenery is just beautiful, with moss draping from the trees and ducks paddling along.
                         Beckett liked the Park too and was showing Uncle Ryan the ducks.
 The beautiful Oak trees that can be found throughout the park are not only great for climbing but also the perfect backdrop for photos.
                       This is one of my favorite shots I took while there that day.  So serene.

As Saturday wound down, Hubby and I got ready for the next leg of our trip...MIAMI!  And just in time it seemed, since the rain was beginning to move into Louisiana...




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