Did I say the best years with our children were their teen years? Well, that was when they were still home. It only gets better when we get together with them now.
Melinda and I spent a wonderful day together in New Orleans. I am standing in front of St. Louis Cathedral. We found out from a guide that Cinderella’s Castle was modeled after the St. Louis Cathedral. I can see similarities…can you?
We ate Breakfast at Brennan’s and shopped and then shopped some more. It was mostly window shopping, because I am a bargain shopper.
Melinda and I enjoy going to the famous coffee shop, Cafe’ du Monde. The cafe was established in 1862. An order of their french market donuts, aka beignets is a must. Don’t worry about getting powdered sugar all over you. That is part of the experience.
I took pictures of Melinda, and she took pictures of me while in New Orleans.
I had never heard of Mark Wahlburg until Melinda told me he was a movie star shooting a film in New Orleans. Melinda said, “I hope we get to see him.” As we were crossing the street, right in front of us, Mark Wahlburg and his body guard exited a car. Melinda and I were the only ones around. No Paparazzi! Mark Wahlburg was very friendly, holding the door open for us, explaining he had just finished playing basketball. He told us about his family, how he missed them and asked us where we were from. From now on, I think I will recognize Mark Wahlburg if I run into him again.
The live butterflies in the Butterfly Garden of the Insectarium were my favorite part of the museum. Yes, this beautiful butterfly friend just walked onto my finger.
As we rounded the street corner, blue grass fiddling could be heard. There is no other place as colorful and unique at New Orleans, LA.
Melinda’s photography at work here.
I remember when Melinda took this photo of the door knob. I didn’t even notice it. She has an eye for details.
Our husbands joined Melinda and I later on in the day. We took a mule and buggy tour around the city of NOLA. Our guide was extremely interesting and had us laughing! Great Tour!
Jeremy likes alligators. “Choot em” Jeremy!
Feel free to go to Melinda, our daughter’s blog for more pictures: http://melindadenison.blogspot.com/