Ghost Town

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wandering through old memories from my Daily Cupcake blog - just like finding a long forgotten diary... except there aren't scribbles of how much I adore so and so and how angry my sister made me when she "borrowed" my clothes without asking... 
I really need to keep up with this blog.  Looking back through photos and reminiscing while listening to Duran Duran... ok, I'll stop.  But really - I NEED to keep this blog up.
So much going on these days.  Where to start?
Let's take a trip to NOLA.
New Orleans has quite the appeal.
History oozing out of the sidewalks... among other things.
Yes, it's dirty.
I'd advise against flip flops... although I've done it before.
The food.
Don't count your calories here but lord help me.
Shrimp and grits.
Sylvain and everything on their menu.
The music and Frenchman Street.
You really can just grab your beverage of choice, hit the streets and listen to music.
The cemeteries.
Josh and I spent at least 2 hours paying our respects at Lafayette Cemetery #1.
When we visited in late January to celebrate both of our birthdays - it was freezing temperatures, sleet and ice AND we walked our happy bottoms everywhere.
We stayed bundled up and I only almost slipped twice...
Even had praline & rum cheesecake with coffee for breakfast one morning when we were "iced in."
Our days consisted of strolling the freezing streets around the Quarter, popping in for a bite to eat, sipping on spirits to warm us up, enjoying the museums, art, music and more food and sips.
We stayed just on the outskirts of the French Quarter in a lovely historic home on a quaint street.
On Saturday, the sun decided to come out - that is when we headed to the Garden District.
Strolled through old Victorians and 19th century mansions.
Brunch at Coquette.
The nights lit up with all sorts of fun characters.
We spent the majority of two evenings on Frenchman Street at d.b.a. and the front patio of Marigny Brasserie complete with fantastic people watching opportunities and free jazz music all night.
We rode the Carousel Bar a few times at Hotel Monteleone.
Sipped more spirits by candlelight at Lafitte's Blacksmith Bar.
Remember, we had to stay warm...
Really one of the best min-trips we've taken.
Sadly I only took a handful of Polaroids - mainly at Lafayette Cememtery #1 since the sun was out and the skies brilliant.  With the majority of our days cloaked in overcast skies and the expired film I brought needed sunlight - I knew not much would come out exposed well.  I did take one shot in the Quarter - totally over exposed but I love the "ghost-like" quality it possesses. 
Hope to visit again soon... both NOLA and the ole' blog.
Until next time friends...


Joni Bumgarner said...

Beautiful as always.

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