At first, I wondered how a dive bar fit into her idea of the party cum wedding, but it turned out great. It's an old
I have lots of pictures and will probably turn this into a few posts, but before I do that. I want to pass along a plea from New Orleanians.
The city is still about excess and eccentricity. The people still know how to laissez the bon temps roulé. The areas of town that most of us would visit—the French Quarter, the Garden District, Uptown—are intact and look much like they did pre-Katrina. The city has the vibrancy and lust for life and fun it always had. The restaurants and bars, the zoo, and now even the streetcar are waiting for you.
What it doesn't have as much of these is tourists. For better or worse, tourism remains
In the year post-Katrina, tourism and sales in
So if you are looking to support one of the country's great cities, go to
And to answer the question I know you have:
In bloom around the city:
Another bud but I am not sure of the plant. I didn't see any open flowers.
Look to the right of the bird, and you'll see the chick poking its head out.
The oaks in Audobon Park:
You often see horseback riders in the park. There are stables in the back of the park.
You don't often see someone walking her pet goat in the park:
But in New Orleans you come to expect the unexpected.