Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Kids, Coffee, Paintbrushes, NORMAL!

After flight delays
and
way too many hours in airports yesterday,
we arrived home after
11:00 PM. 
 
What a long day!
 
Delta would not be my airline of choice,
there are always so many delays
which make for
tight
or
missed connections
and
running through airports,
however,
the price is right
so I guess you just have to have a
"get what you pay for"
mentality.
 
New Orleans was fun.
I have been waiting and waiting to go back.
Our first trip there was a few years ago
and I loved it!
This trip was somewhat
ill-timed.
A big college football weekend,
that resulted in
tons of college students
that somewhat adapted a mob mentality
and
seemed to push a lot of the tourists
to
pizza in their rooms.
We were told by several shop and restaurant owners
that most places
"close for renovations"
for this weekend
to avoid the problems.
How sad!
 
But,
we did find places that the college students were not!
Amusement park light shows
and
a
cool cemetery!
 
 
An off the beaten path restaurant
with
the
Best Fried Chicken I Ever Ate!
 
A statuary garden.
(This was a bit of a stretch for JWS)
 
And
while
Café Du Monde was extremely crowded,
this place had awesome
beignets and coffee!
In New Orleans City Park,
A welcome alternative to the crowds
and
a nice setting.
 
And now,
back to normal!
Kids,
My Coffee,
and
my
Paintbrushes!
 
Oh yes,
and that thing I call a job!

5 comments:

acorn hollow said...

you made the best of it and lit looks like is was a great trip.
I have never been I am not so much a crowd person so I would not have done as well.
Cathy

Sheila said...

Sounds like you've been quite the travler lately........are you sure you're ready for "your" normal?
Take care and happy holidays!

Ann said...

I've never been to New Orleans before but then again there aren't many places that I have been. I'm not much of a traveler....lol Sounds like you had a good time though

Raggedy Creations said...

welcome back to the real world.

Laurie said...

It sounds like an awesome time Cathy, my nephew worked in New Orleans for a while, and the stories he told! Welcome back though to the real world, hope you're ready!