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Vacation Highlight: New Orleans Sights

May 18, 2011

I know you thought you saw it all yesterday – picture overload? – but Nola isn’t all about food.  Every time I visit, which is a lot, I find new things to do and new sights to see.

Are you wondering when I possibly had time to do anything other than eat?  Me too.  But somehow I did.

So what was I doing when I wasn’t eating?

Jazz Festing

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I’m not sure if this band was called Papa Grows Funk or Papa Knows Funk, either way they were funky.  And fun Smile

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For the record, Michael Franti > Kid Rock, no matter how many people told me Kid Rock puts on a great show!

And for the record it may have been snowing back in Colorado but New Orleans in May is already hot.

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I see you, Uncle.

Lizard spotting.

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A prize to the person who can locate the lizard among the leaves.

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French Quarter exploring.

It’s windy by the river and our hair wouldn’t cooperate.

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But it resulted in my favorite picture from the trip.  Kudos on capturing the moment, Joey.

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Street car riding.

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Fact: If you call the street car a trolley, you will sound like an idiot.

Magazine Street gallivanting.

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Garden District touring.

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That area is apparently full of all kinds of haunted homes.  Creeeeepy.

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What’s up, Sandra Bullock?

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Boxer snot dodging.

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Zephyr game watching.

Spillway visiting. 

There’s so much water there.  It scares me Sad smile

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Bourbon Street experiencing.

Drink a Hand Grenade from Tropical Isle: check!

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And after you’ve seen everything there is to see, you sit and relax on the porch. 

Is having a big porch with a fan and a blue painted ceiling a necessity in the south?

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What’s the funniest vacation activity you’ve participated in?

Or

Do you have a big porch with rocking chairs that I can come sit in?

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. May 18, 2011 5:09 PM

    The hats are fabulous!

    And the lizard’s head is poking up in the upper right quadrant of the photo ;)

    No big porch here, but if I had one, you’d be welcome!

    • May 19, 2011 5:15 PM

      After further inspection, that lizard was a lot easier to spot that it looked on my camera preview.

  2. May 18, 2011 6:12 PM

    Oh wow, that spillway photo surprised me. I had no idea there were still places like that down there!
    I haven’t really gone on many vacations. Growing up, our “vacations” consisted of moving every 12-18 months. I went on one to visit my brother in LA a few summers ago. I’m going to visit the same brother again this Christmas, except now he is in NYC. Can’t wait! I’m going to eat SO MUCH.

    • May 18, 2011 6:19 PM

      Isn’t that crazy? Hope the city doesn’t flood! I’m so jealous you get to go to NYC, I’ve always wanted to go! Eat some yummies for me!

  3. May 18, 2011 8:41 PM

    No fried foods in this post? Gasp! Lol And I love all the fun vacation pictures :)

  4. Mandi permalink
    May 18, 2011 8:57 PM

    Looks like your trip was a lot of fun! I’m definitely pretty jealous too- I haven’t been there in years but would love to go back and visit. And I’m definitely loving all your pictures. :)

  5. May 19, 2011 12:25 PM

    oooh yes NOLA!! I love it! Last time I was there was a couple years ago. I don’t think I got my hair to look at lovely as yours though :)

    • May 19, 2011 5:17 PM

      Ha ha thank you! It’s taken a lot of practice to get my hair to behave in all that humidity.

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