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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Why I love New Orleans!!!

(the vibrant streets)

(the beautiful buildings)

(an awesome Second Line Band)

(Cafe Du Monde- beignets and coffee)

(delicious pralines)

(the soulful music of the people)

(the beautiful street cars)


(St. Louis Cathedral)

(above photos via google search)

BUT MOST OF ALL...  I LOVE.. Spending time with  my family!!!
(Tre (and Roman's- I was pregnant) first trip to New Orleans, enjoying some boiled crawfish)

(hanging with Papa Leo before he passed)

(hanging out on my grand dads porch, R.I.P.Papa Leo)

(chilling with GG, while she is getting her hair done by my Aunt)

(the boys with GG)

(Tre' and his cousins hanging on the porch)

(Tre' and Aunt Yvonne, RIP)

(dad and Roman catching some sun in front of St Louis)

(Tre' overlooking the Mississippi)

(Tre' hanging with Nana at Cafe Du Monde)

(view from our hotel so symbolic---Rainbow after the STORM!!)

Happy Mardi Gras!!
xoxo
Ronita

6 comments:

T-Charry said...

LOVE Bourbon St. & Canal St.,sometimes not so much fun during Bayou Classic (GO SOUTHERN)...Cafe Du Monde, I don't LEAVE N.O.without getting my 3 beignets in a bag, YUM-OH! And the music...I'll break out in a 2nd line or a Josephine Johnny in a MINUTE!

Ronita D. said...

I love New Orleans bounce!!!! The best!!

Mom said...

WOW that was a wonderful trip back home for a moment!!

Ronita D. said...

Mom we are still planning for next Mardi Gras!!! Maybe we can get down there this summer!!

Emily said...

aw your pics make me want to go to new orleans!!

Ronita D. said...

Em...You will have to come with me sometime!!