I am dusting off an older post to join up in the Traveling Tuesday Blog Hop, hosted by Shannon at Eat, Pray, Love, Live.
I figured this was a great post, since it is Mardi Gras! I love New Orleans and if given the chance, would go back in a heart beat. I hope we can live there again someday.
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I promised some pictures from my trip to New Orleans in November, so I figured I had better follow through. I 'may' be procrastinating just a little bit on after Christmas housework and there is no way I am going to the commissary on a day like this:
Anyway, I hadn't been back to NOLA since we left for Seattle in 1998. My heart broke five years ago after the hurricane, but Soldier boy was in Iraq and I couldn't go help like I wanted. We have lived in a lot of places over our 18 years of marriage, but I think we loved New Orleans best. It felt like home more than any of the others. The people are wonderful and the history amazing. I miss the Creole culture and even Mardi Gras (real Mardi Gras isn't what you see on television).
When we knew that Soldier boy would get a four day pass, we decided to spend it there. He was in Mississippi, so it wasn't much of a drive and I was able to use my frequent flier miles to get a cheap ticket. I rented a nice car (got an upgrade!) and picked him up. I did arrive without my luggage thanks to Denver International, ugh!
We walked all over the French Quarter, including a wonderful three hour walking tour (if you ever go, please check out Le Monde Creole Tours, they were amazing!), had dinner at all the places I have been dying to go to (Delmonico, Emeril's, and by far the best - K-Pauls!) and we're serenaded on the river walk by an amazing musician. It was a fun four days, not long enough to enjoy my Soldier or the city.
There is a slight possibility that we will go to Mississippi for two years after this deployment. I really hope it works out. I would probably never come back to Montana. It is just too cold.
I hope you enjoy the pictures.
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