Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pictures Galore--Part 6: Trip to the Big Easy

Last weekend, we headed down to New Orleans for the BYU vs. Tulane game. The trip was our "We Made It!" weekend. We bought the tickets back in February or March, knowing how crazy the summer would be. We figured if we made it to the game with everyone healthy and happy, then we are survivors.

The first night we were there, we went to the Gumbo Shop in the French Quarter. It was delicious! T-Man and Fearless had the shrimp creole, which T-Man loved, and Fearless hated. (Not surprising.)

The next morning, we went to the Aquarium of the Americas. The boys had fun checking out all the sea creatures and even touched a small shark. Miss Banana enjoyed it for awhile, then fell asleep. (Also not surprising.)

Dr. Corn will probably not appreciate that I'm posting this picture, but I asked him to smile, and this is what he did, so I think he deserves it.

Can you tell we are BYU fans?? We had a lot of people come talk to us about the big Oklahoma upset. We wish we could have gone to that game too!

T-Man was not happy that I missed taking a picture of a shark as it swam by us. Nice grumpy face, kiddo.

After the aquarium, we wanted to get lunch--we had intended on going to Mother's, but there was a sudden down pour and even with umbrellas, we were all totally drenched. We ended up going to The Pearl because it was right across the street from our hotel. Miss Banana HATED The Pearl--every time we walked in, she would start wailing, when I'd step out onto the street, she'd calm down. Of course she didn't start this until AFTER we had ordered, or we would have gone somewhere else.
Next, we headed to the game. BYU stomped Tulane; final score: BYU--54, Tulane--3. We ran into some old friends from Columbia, MO (where Dr. Corn did his masters) which was a pleasant and welcome surprise.

Fearless was exhausted after the aquarium and then getting soaking wet, so he slept through most of the first half.

BYU players doing the Hauka. GO COUGARS!!!!


Nicole said...

You have been busy! I am glad to hear that everyone is happy and healthy. The kids are so much bigger than I remember them and we just saw you guys in June! Happy birthday to the boys!

Jill said...

You've probably heard this a ton and I'm not sure why I never noticed but man Fearless looks so much like Brannan when he was little. Especially in that picture of just him in his BYU gear and then again in the graduation pictures. With the graduation pictures, I feel like I need a map that shows which kids belong to which of your sisters!

Kristen said...

We LOVE the Gumbo Shop. I'm so glad it's still there. I soooo want to come visit you guys and see New Orleans again, too!!

heather said...

We have even more in common than just our sweet girls with Ds. I am a BYU fan and alumni too.

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