Friday, February 25, 2011

Nawlins, LA, Y'all...

After the FOTR rally and Key Largo, FL, we headed up the panhandle and onto New Orleans. What a treat. The weather was wonderful. 75 degrees. Not bad for February. Unfortunately, there were still visible signs that Katrina had wreaked her havoc and had her way with the Big Easy. Much had been rebuilt, but there are some sections of town that have been deserted. Downtown was a different story. It is vibrant and thriving. I was glad to be extended southern hospitality after so long. I like to be asked if I'm having a good day and if I need help finding anything. Every state and town is different, but Nawlins delivered, y'all.

                     I had some fabulous beignets (french doughnuts) and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde.


Spilling over with utter goodness

No trip to New Orleans is complete without visiting Cafe du Monde


rode the ferry to Algiers, a community of historic homes with classic southern architecture.

walked and shopped on Canal Street

tried on some pretty rockin' masks

in all different shapes and colors

got a history lesson about the Mississippi River

visited this super cool eclectic shop and got a fantastic bumper sticker

sat and reflected awhile in the St. Louis Cathedral

and watched as the residents began preparing for Mardi Gras
All in all, I had an amazing time in New Orleans, but wouldn't want to be there during the festivities :)

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