Apr 6, 2016

A Little Bit French in the U.S.A.

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French Quarter - New Orleans

I've always wanted to go to New Orleans. It's probably obvious - I'm half French. I finally got the opportunity. Dori's cousin that she hadn't seen in 15 years was getting her PhD. The first one in her family. They also share a French Canadian grandmother. The graduation was in New Orleans. Viola! We made it happen.

I have to say New Orleans was nothing that I expected. At the same time, I didn't know what to expect really. I can't compare this place to anywhere I've been - especially the French quarter. It's truly a unique place in America. My favorite part was the iron balconies lined up parallel to each other. The pretty plants surrounding the balconies with the cafe chairs and tables setting up the French scene. I pictured myself sitting up in the balcony absorbing the realm.

A few obstacles are always in store when traveling. This is part of the fun, or is it? As a foodie, having a cold on this trip hurt my feelings. I couldn't taste! I was in New Orleans and I couldn't taste the food! It was also cloudy...except for one day. Last complaint, I just missed seeing a childhood friend because he was on his way to Puerto Rico. Despite that, the graduation went without a hitch. It was a fantastic trip with family.
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Dori and I - 2016


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Music filled the streets.


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This is where we missed my friend. We were at his historic house  in the french quarter.


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Felicitation Susan!

15 comments:

  1. Looks like lots of fun. Nice pics!

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  2. You're lucky you couldn't taste those oysters! Yuck!! Slimy little suckers!

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  3. Hi Lindy! Thanks for stoping by! HAHA - you're missing out lady! ;) BTW, Great profile pic!

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  4. What a great post and lovely photos! I have always wanted to go to New Orleans as well but have never had the opportunity. Thank you so much for this lovely tour.

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    1. Thanks for stoping by Linda! I hope you get the opportunity someday. =)

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  6. Looks like it was fun! Too bad you missed your friend.

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    1. Oh Hi Sonya! Long time no see. Thanks for stoping by. =)

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  7. Hi) Sandy!
    Sorry you missed seeing your friend (and what I'm sure is an amazing house), but it looks like you still had a great time.

    I went to New Orleans for my work many years ago. I was only there for one day and had no opportunity to extend my stay. I've always planned on returning, but as of yet, it hasn't happened.

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    1. Hi Pat. At least you were there for one day. But yes, it's a must see if you get the chance to explore! =)

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  8. SO glad I got to tag along through this post! You and Dori look just my sort! If you make it out to the Bay Area let's do lunch or dinner

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    1. Absolutely Cloudia! Thanks for coming for the ride. =)

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  9. Great post! I like the shot of all the street musicians.

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  10. You really can't beat the food at this place; they have the best vegetarian meals and the most adorable dishes for the kids. The service at event space also was impeccable. The salad I had for dinner was delicious as well as the scallop appetizer. The main course of filet mignon and dessert soufflé was also awesome!

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