Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sharp Dressed Men!

I have to pass this on to all my fellow Janites and other fans of period dramas.

Quite a few Jane Austen clips in here, and a few other favorites as well. (Movie clips that is)!!!!!


Sunday, August 7, 2011


I know everything has been about the wedding or New Orleans lately, but I almost forgot to mention Snowballs.snowball in pail

I grew up in Utah where there was a lot of sno-cones or shave-ice available, but a snowball is something special. Our hosts took us to Williams Plum Street snowball, because it’s the best. They make your snowball in a Chinese take-out pail, wrap it in a plastic bag, and put tons of syrup on it.plum_st_sno_balls

And the syrup is different. It’s so good. It doesn’t make your throat scratchy the way normal sno-cone syrup does. And the flavors……..YUM! I had praline flavor and it was so good. You can also get praline and cream, which has sweetened condensed milk over the the top.

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Next time I get to New Orleans I’m starting with beignets and then heading for a snowball, and throwing in a po-boy for dinner.


Saturday, August 6, 2011

July in New Orleans

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While we were in New Orleans for a second wedding reception for Nicholas and my daughter Hillary we went out and about to show my husband some of the town like I had seen in June, except there was one big difference….The Rain!

Brightness editIt wasn’t pouring on the night of their reception, which was the most important thing. But the rain on the other days did make it tough to see the town. Our host’s Nick’s family brought a big umbrella, though no one bothered to use it except me. I still ended up pretty soaked because water was everywhere, but it did enable me to take some pictures without ruining my camera.IMG_0310 art edit

After a very rainy so-far summer in Seattle we were looking forward to sweltering in a Louisiana steam bath for a while. But it rained, we toured, and made the most of it. And I still loved it! I want to go back.IMG_0302cropped

We went to the wax museum, where my husband was determined to get a picture that looked like he was patting a bathing Napoleon Bonaparte  on the head as he negotiated the Louisiana Purchase (not pictured).IMG_0303

We had a fun time being shown around by Nicholas’ family while the newlyweds were having time to themselves.


My husband and I and our two younger daughters at Jackson Square in the rain.


Then we decided to dodge the rain and drop into house of blues for lunch. The restaurant was SO cold, and we were soaked, so we decided to eat out on the covered patio. I loved the funky decorating, and the patio was the cutest part. Bring on my Po-Boy!








After the day on the town it was time to head back to our host’s house for family, swimming, and, yes, more food!

Thanks for reading my post.

And, OK, OK, I know you really wanted to see this………



Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Statues In An Old New Orleans Cemetery

Two ladiesWhile in New Orleans we went to a cemetery so my daughter and I could take some pictures of the gravesites and the beautiful statuary. IMG_0435In New Orleans the water table is so high that they bury people above ground.




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Most of these graves are owned by a family and contain the remains of several family members.

IMG_0461This one had some very unique ironwork.

IMG_0434 Many graves were built to look almost like a front porch.

Most of all I loved the angels and other statues.

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I can’t help but think about when these statues were made and chosen, and the love and sorrow they express.