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New Orleans, Jasper and a big birthday

I was in New Orleans for a few days last week. I loved the culture, vibrancy, and history of the city!

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I walked endless miles through the French Quarter and Garden District, went on a ghost tour, drank a couple Hurricanes on Bourbon Street, and had my tarot cards read.

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I think I ate my weight in baked goods. It’s a good thing I returned to running there!

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I’m definitely making Kelly come back with me one day. That southern city charmed me!

Jasper and Kelly’s 30!

I got home from NO on Thursday and within an hour of getting home we were out the door to Jasper for a long weekend. It was Kelly’s 30th birthday and he wanted to celebrate with a quiet weekend in Jasper with Harold and me.

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We hiked 17km (over 10 miles) and climbed 1,200m (almost 4,000 ft). My glutes and calves paid for it!

The views from the top were amazing, and it looked even nicer since we worked hard to see it!

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The next day we went on a trail run/walk depending on what Harry could manage. Sometimes that was sprinting and other times it was plodding!

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It was so hot they actually reached record temperatures on Friday.

After 20+ miles of walking, running, and climbing in heat for two days Harold was done for. Inevitably he needed to be carried and totally passed out! People in town thought he was pretty cute.

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I loved celebrating Kelly’s 30th outside, in Jasper, doing what we love!

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How do you celebrate birthdays: big parties or something smaller? 

Ever been to New Orleans? What’s your favourite thing about the city?