More New Orleans

cemetery

We always check out a cemetery.

jasmine and meters

Jasmine starting to cover the meters.   The smell was wonderful!

Kathy and Aaron drink

Kathy and Aaron, enjoying a beer.

Mark's sole

Mark, making sure his sole is saved at a shoe repair.

skelly rider

Wonderful scenes painted on the walls of stairs going up to a bar.

streetcar

Our mode of transportation for the week, streetcars.

us cornstalk fence

Us with Kath and Aaron in front of the cornstalk and morning glory fence in front of the Colonel Short Villa.

New Orleans

Mark and I just got back from New Orleans, one of my favorite cities.   We went with four very good friends for Jazz Fest, but we gave ourselves sometime to enjoy the town first.Mark in the courtyard

This is Mark sitting in the beautiful courtyard of our hotel/b&b.   It was a great place to relax, before or after a busy day.

beignets

These are beignets and cafe au lait from the Cafe du Monde.   Beignets defy description, and because of that they are often compared to doughnuts.   They are puffs of perfectly fried and sugared dough served warm and they melt in your mouth.   Beignets are so much better than any doughnut you’ve had.   Add the wonderful chicory coffee, and it truly is a slice of heaven.

hanging bike

Mark and I spent a lot of time walking Magazine Street with Kathy and Aaron.   Magazine street is about five miles of interesting shops, restaurants, bars and strange places.   This place with the hanging bicycle qualifies as a strange place.

kathy and donald

Kathy missteped and twisted her ankle.   We stopped for coffee so she could rest her foot and see if she could carry on, and wouldn’t you know, Donald the refexologist was sitting at the next table waiting to rub her feet.   I swear, if you need it and you are in New Orleans, it comes to you.   This is Donald rubbing Kathy’s sore foot while her husband Aaron looks on.   Kathy rallied, we moved on.

lafitte's

A lovely place for a drink, Lafitte’s is the oldest continually occupied bar in the Untied States.   And the drink?   Why, Dixie Blackened Voodoo, of course!

blackened voodoo

Where I stood, tip toeing through…

tulip feet

Everything’s coming up tulips!!

red tulips

single tulip

tulips

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right

Where I stood, not standing

sunday morning feet

It has been a long week.   I’ve started mowing the lawns, Mark and I are assessing all the work we need to get done over the next few months, add a couple of funerals, it can be wearing.   Yesterday was our big yard sale.   It was cold, even saw a few snowflakes.   It took Mark and I most the evening to warm up.   Our techniques included a nap under an electric blanket, a hot shower, a hot dinner and a fire in the fireplace, we finally got warm.   My feet are not standing today, they are propped up as I watch TV.

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.