Lucky Dogs

Lucky Dogs – New Orleans LA In any other part of the country, you’d think I was talking about some pampered pooches.  In New Orleans, Lucky Dogs have a whole other meaning. The hot dog carts have been a fixture in the French Quarter for as long as I can […] Read more »

Trains on the West Bank

Trains on the West Bank of New Orleans I love the sound of the horns on trains on the West Bank of New Orleans. Getting stuck while trains pass through….not so much.  If you are at my office around 12:45 each day, you’ll hear the train horn sounding as it passes […] Read more »

Piazza d’Italia | New Orleans Monument

Piazza d’Italia – New Orleans LA Located at the corner of Tchoupitoulas and Poydras in downtown New Orleans, the Piazza d’Italia was designed in the late 1970’s by Charles Moore and sits amidst an eclectic mix of old and new buildings.  The vibrant colors of the plaza dare you to […] Read more »

Hook and Ladder Cemetery | Gretna LA

Hook and Ladder Cemetery It’s funny what you get used to when you grow up here.  It’s not until we have visitors that I’m reminded not everyone buries their dead above ground.  The vaults in the Hook and Ladder Cemetery take up an entire block, bounded by Newton, Tenth, Eleventh […] Read more »

A View of the Mississippi River

Mississippi River in Gretna LA There are so many places along the West Bank of the Mississippi River with a wonderful view of both the river and the New Orleans city skyline.  There’s a bike path on the levee in Algiers Point that starts at the ferry landing and continues […] Read more »

Let The Merriment Commence

Mardi Gras 2010 Even though it’s not Twelfth Night yet (the official start of the Carnival season), the 2010 balls have begun taking place all around the metro area.  We were lucky enough to be invited to the King Arthur ball this weekend, so we gussied up in our finest, […] Read more »