Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Orleans: The Sights and the Workouts!

New Orleans was seriously a beautiful place--I'm so glad we went. If you missed the recap of all my eats and drinks in New Orleans, check it out! I had some great pictures of the city (well, ok--my hubby took some great photos) and I wanted to share. I hung out with some pretty cool guys at the "Moonwalk" along the Mississippi:



I know. I need real-life friends badly. Moving on....
I did manage to get in a good workout or two while I was there. Aside from lots of walking around, I also fit in a tempo run (6 miles) and a quick elliptical workout the next day (5 miles, 45 minutes). Both mornings the gym was EMPTY--along with the hotel lobby and heck, even the streets! 


I think we managed to do all the top touristy things in the city, and saw all the historical landmarks. Here's the photo dump:

Jazz at lunchtime? Check.

Random Mardi Gras float? Check.

Awkward couple photo? Check.




I didn't hold it! But hubs did.




Ok, ok, enough of my random photos. We'll call it a day. Back to real life again! Why is life so hard as soon as you get back from a little holiday? I did P90x Ploymetrics tonight, and my legs KILLED. Just wasn't feeling it. Lots of work to catch up on, Boo!

Have you entered my handful giveaway yet for a free and awesome sports bra? Click on the awkward picture below to take you straight to the giveaway!




So...would you have held the alligator? Be honest!
I was tempted to, but I decided against it at the last second--what a wuss! I've held alligators before, so we will just let this one slide.

How well do you know me? Did I get my beads in New Orleans?
Haha, I'm just curious to know what you guys would guess! Ok--I'll tell you! I did get beads, but they were tossed to me from the random float on the street. No boobage necessary!

32 comments:

  1. I would not have held the alligator! Looks like you are having fun! Love all the great photos, you are cracking me up with the awkward ones.

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  2. I went to Baton Rouge and NOLA in January. We went to an alligator Ranch and I actually had to TAPE the mouth shut on a gator. Yikes! The pictures bring back memories. We all held a gator or two there.

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  3. Great pictures, hehe! I might have held it for a minute...just so I wouldn't feel like a complete wuss.
    Haha, I need real life friends too - last night I dreamed that I went to Yogurtland with some bloggers and I forgot my camera. Help. :)

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  4. Oooh...I think I would have held the alligator, but that looks freaking scary. :)

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  5. oh man i dont think you could have gotten me to hold the alligator. Reptiles kind of creep me out. I totally hate snakes too.

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  6. I am very afraid of alligators. VERY afraid.

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  7. I would have considered handling the baby one - but I probably would have chickened out too.

    Yeah, I would have guessed you got your beads without flashing any bits - because you said you weren't drinking much and you need copious amounts of drink to do the flashing thing:-)

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  8. You could not have paid me enough to hold that alligator, tiny as it is!

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  9. I love New Orleans!! It's one of my favorite cities.

    I would totally hold the alligator! hehe

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  10. I love the pose! You could win some muscle women competitions with that form :)

    Looks like an awesome trip! I love working out in hotel gyms when they're deserted. It's better than the creepy old men who hang out and watch you while you run!

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  11. No way in hell would you have shown boobage! And I totally would have held the alligator and then tried to take it home with me.

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  12. Aww! I definitely would have held the alligator! But I'm also the weird chick who once "awwed" at a snake I saw while running. Yep. :)

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  13. I would have guessed yes :) hahaha. I held a baby alligator once! I don't mind alligators oddly. It's the snakes that send me running :-X

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  14. As long as the little jerk doesn't bite my finger, I'd hold it...

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  15. So NOLA certainly looks fun - but some of those photos need a caption - ummmm, whose arm is about to be chomped by the gator?? :) SMILE! Looks like a blast.

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  16. The pictures of the gator are unreal! I like to think I would have held one... but who knows?!

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  17. I'm a big Gator fan (University of Florida style!). Last season, a guy was out hold a 3' gator, I held him and got pictures :)

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  18. NO WAY would I hold that thing! I don't like critters with teeth. Ick!

    Looks like a fabulous weekend, though! I would love to visit New Orleans!

    Good luck getting back into the swing...

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  19. Ahh I am happy you had so much fun!! I loved New Orleans when I went!! We didn't get to see gators though - I did try to get Tripp to buy me gator on a stick though, but for some reason he refused....weirdo

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  20. Awww awesome pics looks like you guys had fun! Hmm beads, I'm going to guess yes, but not in the traditional way you seem like you could convince someone. I had the opportunity once and No I didn't hold the alligator, I felt bad that they had his mouth taped shut and figured he was probably tired of being manhandled :-)

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  21. Glad you had such a great trip! Glad your hotel gym was good...I have definitely had some sketchy ones on our travels :) haha

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  22. I love your style of writing. Traveling with you must be a blast!

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  23. You should have showed them all the handful!!! :) At least you got some beads.

    I would have loved to hold the alligator, but I am a sucker for all animals.

    I spy two Vanessa's in the workout room!

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  24. The alligator? Hmmm... I THINK so. Not positive though.

    Your vacation looks like so much fun. Lots packed into a few hours. Love it.

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  25. Fun pictures!! And hell no I definitely would not have held the alligator. Eeeeek!!!

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  26. No way would I have held the alligator...we watch too much Swamp People here for that! :)

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  27. Those pictures with the statues are so funny!! I love doing goofy stuff like that. You totally should have held the alligator. Or maybe I'm just a tiny bit of a daredevil and would do it just to say I have. Have you ever eaten alligator? I hear it's like chicken, never have tried though.

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  28. Love your pictures!
    And you look super cute in polka dots!

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  29. Cute dress, great pics, New Orleans is such a beautiful town! I went a few years back before Katrina and I really enjoyed my time there, loved the French Quarter!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  30. NO way- I would NOT have held the alligator. I don't go for that nonsense ;). It looks like you guys had so much fun! I've never been, but would love to one day!

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  31. Wow looks like a really awesome time! I have a friend in Baton Rouge that I want to visit before she moves away. I'm dying for a vacation haha

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  32. It is great to see that you enjoyed your time in New Orleans! Don't you just love the old buildings? I could take pictures all day!

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