November 22, 2010

Charles St. Ave.

Get off the tracks, here comes the trolley.
  Since 1835 these street cars have provided a transportation need for New Oleans. 

November 19, 2010

Shot Gun Houses

New Orleans has unusual sightings.  On a drive by - down historic Charles St. we passed this little shotgun house. (through the front door then one room leading into another without a hallway all the way to the back door) These homes lie all over the greater New Orleans area.  The other description is if you shoot a bullet in the front door is goes through every room and out the back door.  They are often the most colorfuly pieces of art in the city.  Many were destroyed by Katrina.  Many have historic roots.  It's a fun day just looking for these special homes.

November 17, 2010

Little Squirt

Meet Little Squirt.
Little Squirt has graced the window over the kitchen sink at my Grandparents house as long as I've been aroud plus an additional many more years.  As I was walking down a street in New Orleans Little Squirt was directing us to the nights dinner special at a little pub.  I of course had to stop and admire him.  I've spent alot of time in that kitchen at my Grandparents.  It was always filled with many good memories and even more delicious smells from something just baked.  Like many homes the kitchen was the main meeting room in the house.  With 22 grandchildren there was always someone that was hungry.  It was a blessing to have been able to share these years with my relatives.  With all the hardness of the world today I know we all forget to cherish the things we love the most.  So look around for the little things that bring back a flash of happy times and hold onto those thoughts and be thankful.

November 11, 2010

Especially designed for the old folks in Florida!

video
Just for Anita and Rick! 
Don't forget I want a ride in that 'new' Mercedes Rick!!  --The one I saw pictures of!





November 10, 2010

Déjà Vu

In the movie Déjà Vu Denzel Washington drove across this bridge backwards!  I haven't been able to drive across it going forwards   -- yet.   God willing and the creek don't rise  -  (the Mississippi doesn't rise), I plan on crossing the great Mississippi into another connection of New Orleans.  This bridge is the last bridge spanning the Mississippi before it spills into The Gulf of Mexico.  Do you think the nifty webcam in the upper left will film me?

November 9, 2010

NOLA NOLA NOLA


Getting ready to head to the Big Easy.
Getting ready to head to The Crescent City.
Getting ready to head to the Vieux Carre'