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A Peek of Our Travels

I thought I would share a few photos from our Florida, and New Orleans Trip.
I am saving some for June 1st. for the  Tales of  The Traveling Tote post.
Our friend's second home in Pensacola.
Gotta have a photo of the beach.
We visited our dear friends who also have a house in Pensacola, Florida on the water.  The 4 of us ventured out to visit new Orleans for a few days since I had never been.  From Florida, we passed through Alabama, Mississippi and on to Louisiana.
The artist who carved this fabulous horse with a chainsaw is Marlin Miller.
This Mississippi's Welcome Center.
We stayed at Hotel Mazarin, a Luxury French Quarter Boutique Hotel.
They provided lovely rooms with marble and a complimentary full breakfast.

We had a desire to stay at Hotel Monteleone, however the hotel was booked up. We were very happy staying at Hotel Mazarin.

We had great fun exploring New Orleans!  Lots of bars and restaurant and plenty of Jazz.  We dined the first evening at August.  A lovely restaurant with beautifully displayed food. The chef surprised us with a complimentary Amuse-bouche. I am loving this idea and flavor.  I shall be trying this out at a future dinner party.  Love the presentation! Parmesan and garlic egg custard in an egg shell.

Amuse-bouche- The term is French, literally translated as "mouth amuser". A unique chef-selected and inspired bite-sized hor d'oeuve served both to prepare the guest for the meal and to offer a glimpse into the chef's approach to the art of cuisine.

I will leave you with a fun photo from a balcony.  Lots of beads in this party town.
Remember our Garden  Link party  is May 25th.

Stay tuned for more of this trip on June 1st.  Tales of The Traveling Tote.
We will also be having a Giveaway of Mackenzie Childs. 
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  1. I enjoyed the little trip through pictures.
    Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Looks like a fun time! Looking forward to the TT post!

  3. How nice to have traveled to these places. I enjoy the photos and looks forward to looking at more. I never been to New Orleans and sound like fun!!

  4. Fun to see photos of your trip. Beautiful home on the water! Also glad you got to experience NOLA. It's a fun place to visit.

  5. Looks like a fun trip, Linda! The hotel is New Orleans looks fabulous!

  6. Looks like you had a wonderful time! I have never been to New Orleans, but I would love to visit one day.

  7. Looks like a great trip Linda. The hotel looks pretty awesome. Glad you had a great time.

  8. Looks like a fab trip! Oh, that beautiful white sand!

  9. Oh. m’gosh!!! We ate at August, too!!! We were in the private space upstairs. A small group of doctors got together to exchange ideas. The food was so beautifully presented! The other places we ate with excellent food were the The French Market and the Market Cafe (muffuletta!). There is another place we had a fantastic Stromboli, but I can’t remember the name. Stromboli in NOLA!!!😜 Glad you had fun!

  10. Your neighbors 2nd home looks beautiful! Sounds like you had a wonderful time In New Orleans. Love the looks of the Amuse Bouche!

  11. Well, looks like a fun time was had by all. New Orleans is like a world all it's on for sure. Ad, the food is likely some of the best there is. Happy rest of the week!

  12. Our miss Lola is on her trip.. it is really a fun..

  13. Teasing the appetite one bite at a time...I love that idea. I have always loved a good road trip, and I’m enjoying revisiting wonderful spots via you! Thanks for taking us along on your journey. CherryKay

  14. Love pictures of your trip and looking forward to more. I have always wanted to go to New Orleans.

  15. I can only dream of beaches like that. How pretty is that white sand! And I just fell in love with that hotel.

  16. You must have had so much fun! Well deserved get away:) I do love Fl:)

  17. Great pictures Linda. Made me feel like I was there too. Happy Mother's Day to you. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  18. Linda you are so adorable. Your trip looks wonderful. Have a wonderful weekend.

  19. I can't stand it that we were so close and couldn't get together!! Your friends home in P'cola looks beautiful! New Orleans is always fun, and I know you enjoyed staying at that beautiful hotel~ Love the sweet home Alabama photo ❤️

  20. Good food shared with friends, it sounds like you had a great time.


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