Thursday, May 15, 2014

Double D's Big Day

For those of you new to this blog, Double D is the nickname of my husband. His birthday was on May 6th, and since we moved to Baton Rouge he always wants to celebrate it in the French Quarter. Seeing him so happy makes my day. All images were taken with the iPhone.
Usually we make a beeline for Pat O'Brien's but since we parked so close to the river, I asked him to pose for me in front of the bridge. Actually, his first stop was to buy a hat. It took me a while to get used to this new look, but now I like it!

Two men asked if they could take our picture together. At first I was hesitant because 1) I hate to have my picture taken, and 2) I was afraid he'd just run off with my phone, but Double D said 'yes!' before I could think. All went well, thank goodness!

In front of St. Louis Cathedral.
My entry for Good Fences.

Every year he has to pose in front of the Pat O'Brien statue after he gets his hurricane.

Next stop is the bar "Famous Door". The cigarette smoke was killing me, so I made several trips outside gasping for air.

Ooops... Famous Doo.
The music was fantastic! Double D requested Born On The Bayou by CCR and we sang along as loud as we could. Fun!

This bar has been in business since 1935, so I'm surprised more letters aren't missing.
If only my birthday could have been as much fun. I suffered with nausea the first half of the day and windy, cold conditions the second half (when I began to feel better). Celebrating on Saturday (I hope!).

Linking with TexWisGirl's Good Fences meme. Can't wait to see the other entries!

53 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I love Jackson Square!! Looks like your husband had a great birthday with lots of fun...and the FUN hurricanes.

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds like a great place to celebrate a birthday!

Andy said...

Fun photos and a spoiled hubby!

Nancy's Notes said...

What a fun way to celebrate a birthday! Great photographs and the one of the two of you together is wonderful!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

French Quarter sounds fun to me! I just wouldn't be drinking any hand grenades (shudder). Glad he had a fun day!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Looks like he had an awesome birthday. That seems like a heck of a place to celebrate a day like that :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

French Quarter sounds fun to me! I just wouldn't be drinking any hand grenades (shudder). Glad he had a fun day!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

looks like yal had a fine time.

cobie en bas van Es said...

geniet er maar lekker van,dat is heel belangrijk

Shug said...

Oh Gail....so sorry that you felt so bad and especially on your birthday. Double D will have to really do something special for you this coming weekend. He really knows how to celebrate his big day...a nice trip to the French Quarter offers much! Great food, I am sure!! Beautiful photo of the two of you!! Hope you are feeling much better today!
Blessings..

Anvilcloud said...

I think he had a fine day.

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday to your sweetie pie! My dear Gail, you are so lovely and your smile is full of beauty and warmth :)

Looks like a great day! Hugs to you!

ladyfi said...

Looks like a wonderful day!

hootnonny said...

Happy pictures! Especially love the sepia one of you two. Glad you still have your phone!

Charlotte Wilson said...

DD looks very dapper in his new hat.
you both look so cute in your portrait. Glad he had a good birthday!

TexWisGirl said...

i am glad you had a great day for HIS birthday! :) what a neat place. and thanks for linking in!

Margaret Adamson said...

Looks like you both had a fun day and I love the shot of both of you. Love the fences in the post.

Raggedy Creations said...

Happy Birthday Double D. You both are a great looking couple. Lovely pictures of New Orleans too. Never been there.

Felicia

Karen said...

A great day out for you and hubs!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Great hat!! Fun seeing YOUR New Orleans photos!!
Didn't make it to Pat O'Brien or the Famous Doo - Will have to check it out next time.
Great picture of BOTH of you!!
Hoping that you will feel much better for your birthday celebration!

DeniseinVA said...

What a great post and Happy Birthday to Double D. I'm glad you got that photo taken together. I know what you mean about not liking to have photos taken of ourselves, I truly am the same way. But people keep reminding me how important that is, especially with our hubbies.

Evelyn S. said...

So important to have those photos together! I need to remember that next time I'm taking family photos....setting the timer and running to get into the group. We need some of those "couple" photos, though. Looks like a great birthday celebration!

June Caedmon said...

Traditions are so important - and you've captured your hubs birthday beautifully, Gail!

RobinfromCA said...

Looks like Double D had a great birthday. Now you need a substitute birthday celebration!

Brian King said...

Glad you had a great time for his birthday! It looks like fun!

nookworm said...

It's a great thing to live near such fun places and celebrate birthdays. I love his hat.

Hilary said...

Looks like a mighty fine day. Wasn't it a double celebration.. not double D double.. but because your own birthday has just passed also?

Kerry said...

Happy Birthday Double D! If I lived where you do I'd want to celebrate every year in the Big Easy too. It's a fantastic place.

LV said...

I like the hat on him. A nice way to honor his special day. I have only been to New Orleans once, but I was not too impressed. It was many years ago.

eileeninmd said...

Happy Belated birthday to Double D.. Glad you had a great time in New Orleans.. Love the photo of you two together! Have a happy weekend!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh Gail, your husband strongly resembles a fave cousin of mine! Yay!

and ...Miss Gail, you are so cute. You are what psychologist term the one the prefers to be in back of the camera, where I prefer to be in front of the camera.

{but heck, we can still be friends!} LOL

Silly gal, you look very lovely in that photo!

Glad Double D had a great birthday, and now you have one too.

Thanks for your prayers, and well wishes. I feel good today. Yesterday was a rough day, tired, no appetite and nerves / worries galore.

Today, already had a great morning nap and prepping for chemo #2 tomorrow.

Love to you, Renae

Jacquelineand.... said...

Let's see if Blogger will let me post a comment now!

You and Double D both look marvelous, and spending a birthday in the Quarter sounds like SO much fun. I just hope Saturday is a great day for you!

Roan said...

Great fence and great background! Love New Orleans. I'm glad to see the hurricane isn't in a glass glass anymore. Last time I went to Mardi Gras I thought I was going to be stabbed by my broken glass in the massive crowd. Hope you get to have just as much fun for your birthday.

bailey-road.com said...

What a fun birthday! I like his hat.

Karen said...

What a fun day, your husband certainly looks like he was enjoying himself. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loving this post now, but first I had to get over a case of extreme envy! Love to visit there!~

Karen S. said...

Oh I do adore that city, and we have spent many wonderful hours day and night in the French Quarter, and I'd enjoy going back again soon!

Karen S. said...

Oh, and I enjoyed your fence entry too!

georgettesullins said...

Happy Birthday to your husband. Nephew just graduated from Loyola so my mother and the parents just returned from NO. My ♥ was in NO last weekend.

michaelswoodcraft said...

Happy birthday to your husband! Looks like yall had a great time :)

Michael
http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/fog-and-rain/

orchid Miyako said...

Good Morning, Gail; Lovely scenery of New Orleans with fence and WONDERFUL COUPLE♡♡♡ Did you intentionally made you and your husband's picture monochromatic? And I smiled what you wrote under that picture:-)
I wondered about the word 'hurricane' maybe emotional thing you mean. He looks really happy♪

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Barb said...

Great portraits of the birthday guy and gal! So - the French Quarter hasn't gone smoke-free?

Debbie said...

oohhhh double d looks so handsome in his new hat!! You make a cute couple, so happy you took time for the pic together!!

Happy birthday double d, nice hat!!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That's a great photo of you two! This post made me smile with memories of visiting New Orleans many years ago and going to Pat Obriens for hurricanes with friends.

Ida said...

Looks like he had a grand time.

Lady Lilith said...

Happy birthday.
Looks like a nice celebration.

Irma said...

Looks like it was a very nice birthday.
Nice picture of you together.
Greetings Irma

marilyn said...

A great place to celebrate and New Orleans has some wonderful fences ... Also go get yourself a hat... You'll have more fun...try it !!

Melissa said...

Very fun captures of the celebration!

Alica said...

It looks like a fun way to celebrate!

Pantherka said...

Much beautiful pictures!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

That looks like great fun!

Starla said...

Happy Belated Birthday wishes to Double D!! I love the photo of the both of you!!