Tuesday, April 28, 2009

French Quarter Festival: Outdoor Wednesday

Recently we traveled to Louisiana for a family crawfish boil. On the way home, we stopped by New Orleans and walked around in the French Quarter. It was our first time to be in the French Quarter during the French Quarter Festival. It was crowded, but the weather was fabulous, and the skies were crystal blue! These are some random pics that I took that day.


Connor inspecting some art work in Jackson Square


You never know what you’ll see in the French Quarter. Connor had a million questions for this ‘golden’ guy!



Cooper’s reaction to the dinosaur’s loud roar! IMG_0652

A visit to the French Quarter is not complete without beignets from Cafe de Monde


Andrew Jackson in Jackson Square


A magician outside of Cafe Du Monde



Cooper soaked it all up too….


Connor posing in a tree in the middle of Jackson Square


Musicians all over the place playing Dixieland music!


This picture is classic New Orleans!


I love the balconies with the plants!


Large crowds spread out all over Jackson Square to listen to the New Orleans Jazz bands.


Puppeteer performing in the French Quarter


We had a great time at the French Quarter Festival and found it to be family friendly in the areas we walked near Jackson Square and the Mississippi River. It was the most crowded I’ve ever seen it in the French Quarter!

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Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, I'm just blown away at your gorgeous pictures! Love everyone of them. The boys are precious and are growing up before our very eyes!
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Southern Lady said...

Visiting the French Quarter is like visiting another world, isn't it, Diane. Your pictures are great, especially the ones of Connor's and Cooper's reactions to the sights around them. I love the one of Connor eating beignets ... I feel like I look like that when I eat them, too!

xinex said...

Oh Diane, what a fun post! Connor and Cooper are so cute! New Orleans is so colorful, isn't it? And so much activities going on, there's never a dull moment! I love the beignets and coffee at Cafe du Monde. You captured amazing pictures,..Christine

Smilingsal said...

I'll bet those boys enjoyed that puppet show.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

My son goes to college on St. Charles Avenue, and lives there. Can you even imagine? He takes the trolley everywhere. What a life! Thanks for sharing the pics.

April said...

Awesome pictures, Diane! Walking around in the Frech Quarter is like sensory overload, but such fun!

Becky K. said...

The colors in these photos are awesome...

Love the kiddos, though, best of all.

Very photogenic!

Nancy said...

Looks like everyone had a great time! The pictures are just FAB! Nancy

Marie said...

You captured great photos of the French Quarter. It's been 18 years since I've gone...I'm hoping to visit again this summer.

Chandy said...

Diane, great pictures with your family at the French Quarter!

Awesome outdoor pics and Happy Wednesday!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Great pictures of the French Quarter. Now I want to go, too!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

The French Quarter is one of my favorite places. Thanks for sharing the pics. I feel kind of like I've been there. I need a beignet!

Mary said...

What a wonderful family time you had and were able to capture in photos. Years from now those pictures will be a treasure.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Great pics Diane ! And I sure wish I had a beignet ! Haven't had one in years !

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful photos, Diane! I feel like I was actually there!!

Beth at Aunties said...


What a fun, fun post! I love seeeing all these fantastic pictures and feeling the mood of the south come alive!

Cooper looked like he so enjoyed all the 'happenings' and people. Conner, I am not sure... did.
The French Quarter looks like an interesting place especially to people watch!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Sandra said...

This is my first time visiting your blog:)
What cool pictures! I've never been o Louisiana. Very colorful!

Kelli@SassySouthernMom said...

We had a great time!! Wish we could go sometime when it wasn't so crowded...don't know when that would be..LOL

Lorrie said...

I've never been to the French Quarter, so I just love seeing this festival. Those balconies are just beautiful!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Loved the pictures of the French Quarter - it's been years since we've been there but what a wonderful place! I would love a praline right now ;)

jeanne said...

Diane, I love your wonderful photos of the French quarter. The boys are so cute. What a fun thing for them to see. I know you all had a great time. I love sharing it with you.


Bo said...

Hi Diane...wonderful pictures you've shared! That precious little Cooper is going to hate the "cry-baby" photo someday, but I absolutley ADORE that...he's so CUTE!! Connor is really enjoying himself all the way too... ;-) Bo

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I had a great time going to N.O. via your photos. The boys looked like they were having fun (except poor guy when he heard that roar-bless his little heart, he looked so pitiful). laurie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cute as can be pics of the boys, Diane, and loved the pics of NOLA. Looks like you had fun!



lyn said...

Hi Dianne, Looove me some beignets!!
Nawlins is a different planet! I love it!
Your babies are precious.

Joy said...

Faboo photos Diane! Love that balcony. :o)

Rhondi said...

Hi Diane
Thanks for sharing the great pictures of New Orleans.I've never been there so, but it sure looks like an interesting place to visit.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Sorry I am late getting around to visit... I hope you had a Happy Outdoor Wednesday....and that you will participate again soon! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the French Quater in New Orleans! I've only been there once but I hope to go back someday. Your photos are wonderful!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh, your pics are great!! I saw the golden man last week, too. :-)

Can you believe I didn't go to Cafe du Monde this time around?? That's a FIRST for me!

And I'm sorry to chuckle at Cooper's sad face...but... :-) He just looks too precious!