Monday, January 26, 2015

New Orleans Weekend

This past weekend, a group of friends and I spent a bit of time in New Orleans for the Rock n Roll New Orleans Half Marathon!

Tomorrow, I’ll continue on with the Expo and race recap later this week but today, I’m going to share some of the fun/interesting things we were able to see and do while visiting the city!

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We woke up on Saturday morning bright and early to begin our 3+ hour drive to NOLA.

After the Expo, we checked into our hotel, then walked around and found a spot for an early dinner. I’ve had issues in the past with dinner locations in New Orleans the night before the race (crazy long lines and wait times of 2+hours), so I knew an early dinner was a must for us!

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Our dinner was at a place called Pie. It’s in the warehouse district of NOLA and is a delicious pizza joint. It’s literally a hole in the wall and if you aren’t paying attention, you’ll miss it.

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I do believe this was one of the best pizza’s I’ve ever eaten!

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After dinner, we walked around the French Quarter for a while, then made our way to Café du Monde for dessert!

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If you ever go to NOLA, you need to have beignets…it’s a must!

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…but don’t sneeze or exhale while trying to take a bite…if you do, you’ll have a ton of powdered sugar all over the place!

We also walked through Jackson Square and shopped around a bit before heading back to our hotel.

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Oooh lala!

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After the race, we cleaned up at our hotels and checked out, then walked over to Walk-Ons for a post-race lunch!

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I had a turkey burger and it was SO good!

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For running the Louisiana Half Marathon last weekend and Rock n Roll New Orleans this weekend, I also received the Louisiana Double Down medal! <3 It’s so pretty!

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Funny story – I posted this picture on instagram and a Facebook/instagram/runLouisiana friend saw it and said “We are here too!” I started looking around and they were two tables behind us!

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It was so nice to finally meet Jessica! I also got to meet her friend Deloris and several others at her table – some are runDisney fans and are even running Princess next month! I love the running community!  :)

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I was so proud of my friend Mackenzie! She ran her first 10K and did a great job!!

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On our way out of town, we stopped for King Cake at Rouses and I ordered a King Cake Latte at PJ’s Coffee!

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The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for the weekend! I was so happy that the weather held up for the races and it really turned out to be a gorgeous weekend!

Stay tuned for Rock N Roll New Orleans Expo/Race Recaps this week!

Have you ever been to New Orleans? What’s your favorite thing/place to visit if you’ve been?


  1. Wish I could have seen you this weekend! It really was a perfect race day!

    1. Me too, Mindy! We couldn't have asked for better weather! :)

  2. I have never been to NOLA but my sister has. Funny story, I was actually planning a trip with my Nana to go, but then A little thing called Hurricane Katrina happened and then we never went. Those medals are gorgeous! Too funny that you met some other social media runners a few tables over! -M

    1. That's crazy! Sorry your plans didn't work out - you should try to run RnRNOLA one year! :) Isn't that funny? We were like OMG you're right there! Haha!

  3. My parents have been to NOLA but I haven't. I don't think I've been to Louisiana at all actually, but it's on my list. I've been to many states and I'm always looking to get to the ones I haven't been to yet.

    1. You should visit! :) There's lots of fun things to see and do!!

  4. Awwww thanks!! I seriously could not of done it without your help and encouragement!! I am so excitede to see how many other races I can do! Possibilities are endless :)

    1. You are right, they are endless!! :D Congrats again!

  5. I've never been to New Orleans. Seems like a fun place to just walk around.

  6. Looks like an absolute blast! I've never been to New Orleans, but would definitely like to visit one day. If for nothing else than the food...I mean...beignets?! YUM. ;)


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