Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cruising Through New Orleans

Tomorrow morning, Ty and I will be pulling out of town for a weekend in New Orleans to celebrate our first year of marriage. A whole year ... already!?

If the first year is supposed to be the hardest, and it was this easy, then the whole 'till death do us part thing is going to be a breeze. I'm not quite that naive, but consider me an optimist. I picked a good partner!

In celebration, Ty and I have some fun things lined up. One of the things we're going to do I saw in Southern Living in May and have been plotting to make it happen ever since. We're going on a culinary bike tour through the Confederacy of Cruisers. Think progressive dinner on wheels!

My in-laws, who are known for going on vacation to ride bikes, got a kick out of the fact we were taking a bike tour. I can't say that biking is exactly our thing. ...  but when we're talking about food and I have a cup holder for my cocktail ... well, I'll pretty much follow you to the ends of the earth!

Here's a better description of what we'll be doing:
The route and menu follow the season’s best foods, but expect a sampling of NOLA classics (gumbo, po’boys, jambalaya) as well as a few ethnic surprises (locally made cannoli, Senegalese fried plantains) well off the tourist track. You’ll consume calories, yes, but burn a few too, while pedaling a one-speed cruiser—equipped with back-pedal brakes and a cup holder for cocktails—through a city that built a mound of dirt so its kids could see what a hill looks like.
We have a fancy dinner lined up and also plan to swing through the New Orleans Seafood Festival while we're there, but I'm most looking forward to a fun, relaxing weekend with my husband!


melissa said...

How fun! We're going in a couple weeks and might have to do this! I told E I wanted to do the "grown up" new orleans trip! This sounds grown up?
Happy Anniversery! Your wedding day marks 1 year since I have passed out! Hence why we did not make the wedding :)

Stephanie Jordan said...

It's funny how your priorities shift from drinking to eating when you get a little older! You guys should check into this for your trip. I'll give you a full report when we get back!

And I completely forgot you passed out that day ... Geez Melissa, excuses, excuses!