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Our weekend in New Orleans.

Dave and I spent the weekend in New Orleans where we toured the Garden District, the cemeteries, the Lower 9th Ward, and then ate our way through the entire French Quarter.  These first pictures are from one of the cemeteries we walked through.  I found myself oddly fascinated with the above-ground tombs.  (New Orleans is about 8 feet below sea level, so caskets used to float to the top if they were buried underground.)  I was wowed by the beauty and intricacy of these tombs.  Some of the ones pictured cost over $2 million.

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Enough of the cemetery talk.  Let me show you my new BFF.  See this guy making the beignets at Cafe du Monde?  I think I love him.  He makes my favorite food.  Just remember two important rules before you eat a beignet: (1) don’t wear dark clothing, and (2) don’t breathe in (unless you want to cough up a lung caked in powdered sugar).

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More pictures of our hotel, the Manning family home, and the French Quarter…

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And finally… Jackson Square.

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Laura McNeal - March 23, 2010 - 10:32 am

Love the New Orleans pictures!!!