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Ahh…This Mud Is Amazing

If you haven’t rolled in mud yet just go ahead and do it. Don’t think too much about it. You may be braver than you think. Let yourself go and have a blast! You will find out that covering yourself in mud is not such a bad idea. It will be messy but it is something that you will always remember. You may even like it. The hippo seems to enjoy it. (more…)

They’re Still Doors [Thursday Doors]

How would you like to live in a house whose windows you were unable to open and the only way to enter the house was through the door at the second floor? And it seems it may have some problems with the pipes. As you probably guessed it was a make believe scenario that I came up with when I first saw this arrangement. (more…)

Historic Homes Across the Mississippi River [Algiers Point]

Most people that visit New Orleans usually get stuck in the French Quarter because there are so many things to see and do there. They can book a tour to learn about historic places, visit parks and museums, shop at the French Market, boutiques, and gift shops, or take a break at one of the several bars or restaurants where they can enjoy Louisiana’s famous food and live music. On the other hand, if they don’t mind taking a ten-minute trip with the ferry across the Mississippi River from Canal Street to Algiers Point, they can get away from the intense city life and experience some quiet small town atmosphere. (more…)

It Was An Unexpected Invite [inside a historic home in New Orleans]

One day before I left New Orleans, I had decided to drive around and take pictures of some beautiful historic homes. At one point, my camera got stuck. While I was trying to adjust it, a man came over to me.

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Walking On Esplanade Avenue

Our walk on Esplanade Avenue was not something that was planned out. We happened to be in the area by luck because we found a good parking spot. Then I saw the sign about Faubourg Tremé and became interested. The more I was reading the more I realized that Esplanade Avenue was a hidden gem in New Orleans. Without knowing what was waiting ahead of us we started strolling on the wide divider of the street straight towards City Park and enjoyed the shade underneath arching branches of old oaks and magnolias and whatever came our way.

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On Bourbon Street the Night Before Mardis Gras 2017

Bourbon Street (French: Rue Bourbon) is a street in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is known for its bars, restaurants, souvenir shops, and strip clubs. The name “Bourbon” came from the France’s ruling family, the House of Bourbon, when it was named in 1721. (In New Orleans, Louisiana also see [picturesque and a short horror story] Colors and Architecture of the French Quarter)

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[picturesque and a short horror story] Colors and Architecture of the French Quarter

There has been a lot of writing done about the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, that I don’t think there would be anything else new that I could add. The French Quarter is a prime tourist destination in the city.  People that go on tours there receive pretty much the same kind of information. Those that are completely unfamiliar with the place should learn that the French Quarter is also known as

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