Friday, May 23, 2014

New Orleans Days 1 and 2

Hey everyone! I thought I would give you a few posts about my trip to to New Orleans for the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention, two days at a time. So much happened that I need to spread it out a little bit!

Here are some things I did on Sunday and Monday, told through photographs.
An awesome cemetery! Bodies are put in mausoleums because otherwise the water in the ground pushes traditional burials above ground. 

Some of the gifts put at the burial place of Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. 




See what I mean about the flooding and the high amounts of water in the cemeteries!

Such a wide variety of tombs.


First, I had to get some beignets. 

Then, I toured the fabulous Evergreen Plantation!

It felt like it came out of a history book!

Here are some slave cabins--not reproductions! It was so cool to see.

The plantation from the road.

Then, I had lunch at the FABULOUS Ruby Slipper Cafe. Seriously. It was the best food I had that entire trip. (Their grits are stunning!)



Then, I went on some cemetery-photographing escapades. I loved it.


The plantation!
   

The gorgeous cathedral.

French Quarter Tour!

So on the first two days, I basically did all of this. I enjoyed everything!



6 comments:

  1. New Orleans is so cool and full of history!

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    1. Yes it is, Cortney! I love cities with a lot of history.

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  2. Cool, looks like it was a lot of fun! I like the cemeteries. :)

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  3. Most of those sites are familiar to me, having lived in LA for sev. decades. But I've never visited that plantation.

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  4. Thanks, Nathan! The cemeteries were probably my favorite part.

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