There's something about getting pregnant that puts me in full vacation planning mode. It's sort of a time-is-running-out feeling, but in a good way. We have a few trips up our sleeves that I'm getting excited about (more on that later), not least of which is a get-away for just B and me. Yes. You read that correctly. We are going away. Without the kids.
There were lots of choices to consider, even though we are just going to be gone for a few nights. There could be a luxurious, do nothing, beach vacation. There could be a long-awaited trip to Portland which keeps getting pushed back. We love Austin, so there's always that. But we kept coming back to New Orleans. We both adore the place, but have never been together....how crazy is that?? Plus, it's just not a family vacation kind of place (at least for the things we want to do).
And so. I've been planning our trip. We want to stay in the French Quarter (cliché, but easy and close to things) and we want a boutique-y place that would never take us if we walked in with two whiny kids. (Make that three.) Anyway, this is where you come in. Has anyone stayed at the Hotel Maison de Ville or The Soniat House? These have both come highly recommended. Anywhere else you like?
Now, bring mama some beignets.
photo of the soniat house entrance via flickr