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Friday, May 4, 2012

I can't believe it has been a week since posting.  We are still in New Orleans and  having a blast. 

Last Saturday Mike and Jessie invited us to a craw fish boil (or Mudbug boil as the locals call it).  All I can say is YUM!

I love the hat Mike!

They look like mini lobsters

Jessie had enough food there to feed a small army and all of it tasted fantastic.  What more could anyone ask for.....a hot sunny day, good music, great food and wonderful friends.  Thanks so much for the invite you two.  We had a great time.

We went back to crawling around the French Quarter on Wednesday.  We did a little bit of shopping and a LOT of walking.  The whole area is fascinating. 
The street side of the homes look rather deceiving.  No front lawns, narrow streets and some with windows shuttered but when you peek between them and down a short ally you see a lush and peaceful place to enjoy a nice afternoon.  Ira said it reminded him of Spain.

We have spent a lot of time just walking around the base.  They really take pride in their place.  The grounds are so well kept.  

The other day I noticed that my military ID was about to expire.  (Thanks Dee for the reminder).  I also still had the old one with my social on it.  They have changed that since I had it done so we took care of that while we were here. 

These trees are all over the place here and if you look closely at the above picture of one you will see it had flowers blooming on it. 

This is what they look like up close and personal.  Maybe someone can tell me what it is? 

That is about it for us in New Orleans.  We have a few more days here and plan to do Bourbon Street at night and take in the WWII museum.  I will let you know how it goes.  Bye for now and for those of you on the road, safe travels.  Maybe we will meet down the road one day.


  1. We have seen those lush little back yards in Charleton, SC. Very enticing to sit down in a back yard cafe and let the thoughts fly.

  2. I have a very slow connection so didn't see the close up. But the distance shot looks like a magnolia. They have big white flowers.

  3. The up close & personal flowering tree photo came through and that sure does look like a magnolia to me. They're incredible when they're in bloom!