New Orleans is one of those cities that you must come to visit at least once in your life. I find that once you visit, you will always have a sweet spot for the city and return whenever possible. One thing that I love about living right outside the New Orleans area is that my family gets the best of both worlds. We live in a small town (actually, outside “town limits”) but live just a short drive away from everything that New Orleans can offer so many tourist.
Memorial Day weekend, my family played “tourist” in New Orleans and booked a hotel room in the French Quarter so we can enjoy everything a “tourist” can enjoy. One of the attractions my family visited was the Steamboat Natchez. From the sounds of French Quarter to enjoying the peace and serenity of the Mississippi River, our family had an amazing 2 hour cruise. Aside from the natural beauty of the area, we were entertained by a Jazz Brunch & given a brief history lesson as we rode the current of the Mississippi River.
For my son, the best part of the day was watching the paddle wheel of the boat go round and round. I’m not surprised because his favorite toys include anything with a wheel & hitch! Can you tell he’s a country boy?
But more importantly my husband , 2 children & I had a chance to reconnect. We detached ourselves (including the teen) from our devices, time clocks & deadlines and focused on the moment. I’m not going to lie, spending the weekend anywhere is hard on our schedules not to mention a budget buster. But we make it a point to spend time as a family unit, without grandparents or my children’s friends that may spend the night or day at my house. Our trip was about us…..
The city we love – New Orleans
And our time to reconnect.