Should I stay or should I go?

Posted by | Filed under Louisiana, New Orleans | Apr 27, 2010 | 2 Comments
Live oaks

I have extended my stay at the campground here in New Orleans three times since I arrived Sunday 8 days ago. I still have not seen everything I want to see and then there is Jazz Fest. Jazz Fest is amazing. Went on Sunday with two other volunteers.  Now I am trying to figure out which other day(s) to go. Pearl Jam, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King and many, many more.  Tough choices.

Roamed through the French Quarter today.  In short: rod iron balconies, window shutters of all colors, interesting characters, oak trees, the mighty Mississippi, drinking alcohol while walking down the street (not me – others 🙂 ).  Enjoyed a big plate of Crawfish Etouffee at the Gumbo Shop, not as spicy as I expected, but good.

I was very fortunate and was invited into a private historic house built in the 1880s.  Wow, 14 foot high ceilings, porches around the side and back,  approx. 2,500 sq. feet for $370,000 on Esplanade Avenue only 5 minutes from the French Quarter.  Let me know if you are interested…

I would love to write more, but it is already tomorrow.  So here are some of my visual impressions of New Orleans, more to come.

Country side - St. Bernard Parish

Above ground cemetery

Oil refinery

Colorful house

Mardi Gras beats

Alex, the street artist

my waitress Debbie Ross at the Gumbo Shop

Jazz Fest

Jazz Fest - one of twelve stages

Having fun


Anita Baker

After the concert

2 Responses to “Should I stay or should I go?”

  • MarkSpizer says:

    great post as usual!


  • Jicky says:

    Thank you Mark. Thanks for reading my blog.