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All that Jazz

New Orleans in spring is delightful. It also reminded me of how wonderful and unique and exciting an American destination can be. We have traveled far and will even travel further where the sights are amazing and the food and culture are intriguing. Yet, right here in our native land we have wonderful and beautiful sights. New Orleans is one of those places.

We rode the trolly through the Garden District with its splendid homes and churches. We walked through the iconic cemeteries with raised burial spaces and tombs. We walked along the mighty Mississippi River on the boardwalk. We were fascinated by the area around the beautiful St. Louis Cathedral with its white spires reaching into the setting sun. And we wandered into the loud and rowdy St. Peter and Bourbon Street venues. Yes, we went to Cafe Du Monde for beignets. Oh yes, wonderful American pastry. Kathy, the gelato Queen even took a bite! We loved our day, and God bless America, my home, sweet home. WEG

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12 Comments

  1. Angie says:

    Wayne & Kathy,
    You are in my ‘little corner of the world’! Born in Lousiana and raised the first years of my life in Sherveport, we also spent MANY weekends in New Orleans!! This is my favorite time of year there when all those beautiful azaleas are in bloom. Mardi Gras was never ever missed! …..back in the day..,back in a quieter time! I absolutely love your photos…Jackson Square in the heart of the Quarter, the old ‘above ground cemetary!
    And, yes…those beignets & French market coffee! We loved City Park.. Dad was big on cook-outs, so many a morning we would cook breakfast in the park…I can almost smell the bacon now! And, the infamous Dueling Oaks, Audubon Park Zoo. Chalmette Park Battlefield, Pat O’Briens, Court of the Seven Sisters..and, yes, the old street çars! I could go on & on! Enjoy your trip & be safe! Can’t wait for your next post! 🙂

  2. angiehsnow says:

    Wayne & Kathy,
    You are in my ‘little corner of the world’! Born in Lousiana and raised the first years of my life in Sherveport, we also spent MANY weekends in New Orleans!! This is my favorite time of year there when all those beautiful azaleas are in bloom. Mardi Gras was never ever missed! …..back in the day..,back in a quieter time! I absolutely love your photos…Jackson Square in the heart of the Quarter, the old ‘above ground cemetary!
    And, yes…those beignets & French market coffee! We loved City Park.. Dad was big on cook-outs, so many a morning we would cook breakfast in the park…I can almost smell the bacon now! And, the infamous Dueling Oaks, Audubon Park Zoo. Chalmette Park Battlefield, Pat O’Briens, Court of the Seven Sisters..and, yes, the old street çars! I could go on & on! Enjoy your trip & be safe! Can’t wait for your next post! 🙂

  3. Nora says:

    Are you still here? Trying to reach you

    • wgraumann says:

      Yes we are. Kathy said she thought you might be here. We are at the Hyatt Place Hotel close to the convention center, Riverwalk, and port terminal until noon today. Contact via our email address asap. If it is possible for us to see you we would love it!

    • wgraumann says:

      Did you get my reply? We are here.

      Sent from my iPad

  4. Nancy McCollum says:

    Sorry we missed you! We are sitting at Cafe Du Monde right now having beignets. I think we saw your ship by the Riverwalk. Happy cruising!!

    • wgraumann says:

      Oh my, we are at Hyatt Place on Convention Center Blvd. Are you cruising also? We go to the Navigator of the Seas at noon. Have a great trip if our paths do not cross!!!!

      • Nancy McCollum says:

        No, we are in N.O. with our daughters and granddaughters and families celebrating Harold’s 80th b’day!

  5. Donna Pyle says:

    Ahhhh, New Orleans. Beautiful, historic, culturally unique, and one of my favorite places. Touring the old plantations down there transports my imagination back centuries. Cafe Du Monde is a must! Yes, America has its treasures, indeed. Love your pictures!

  6. Al & Eva Gerhardt says:

    Have a great cruise.. Continue to look forward to your daily post. I hope the ship internet is not too bad and not to expensive. Try to get some good sunrise and sunsets from your balcony window. look forward to seeing them.

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