Since I had so many pictures from our trip to New Orleans for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, I had to break it up into two posts. Here is a link to the first post.
During our time in New Orleans, we got a three day pass for the Hop On Hop Off Double Decker Red Bus so we could check out the sites with a little tour guiding to help out. From there we were able to see a lot of sites.
One of the stops on the bus was Mardi Gras World. This is where the floats are made and stored for the various Mardi Gras parades.
While we were in New Orleans, LA recently for the New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, we had some time to site see. Here are some of the sites from our visit.
On Friday, after we checked into the hotel and went to the race expo, we began to check out some local sites. In fact, this golden jazz dude was really cool.
Right next to our hotel was the Outlet Collection Riverwalk. This place had anything you would want, from food to clothing stores.
At the corner of Poydras & Camp Streets (where the race started) was a cool painting on the side of a building.
After dinner we walked down to the Mercedes Benz Superdome, home of the New Orleans Saints. Right next to it was the Smoothie King Center where the New Orleans Pelicans play.
Prior to running the Disneyland Half Marathon, I meant another fellow RunDisney blogger, Greg of Why I RunDisney. (If you have not checked out his blog as he is an excellent blogger of all things Disneyland, including all the RunDisney events.) Well, during our planning for our first trip out to California, Greg asked if we would like to tour the Walt Disney Studios in Burbanks (where he happens to work). I could not get an email back to him fast enough to accept the offer with excitement. This serves as the corporate headquarters for The Walt Disney Company. Beyond the daily Disney business, it is still an active studio with sound stages, backlot, and production facilities where Disney shows and films are made.
So on Thursday (9/4/14) this was going to be our primary site to tour for the day. When we arrived at the Studios, we immediately felt important. Greg had prepped security that we would be arriving, so they were ready for us, welcomed us to the Studio, and handed us our official badges. It also helped that the guard grew up in the Southeast, in North Carolina, so he understood and welcomed our southern accents! My badge photo looks like I am going to Alcatraz as opposed to Walt Disney Studios though!