Fat Tuesday on Bourbon Street

Fat Tuesday on Bourbon Street

Mardi Gras in New Orleans. You've heard about it, and since I keep getting asked how many beads I acquired, I assume many of you are missing a big part of what really happens during Mardi Gras. It's actually a very family oriented event! The activities you've heard most about, only happen within a few short blocks on Bourbon Street, whereas the family friendly Mardi Gras festivities stretch the length of St. Charles Avenue and beyond. For those of you curious about a stroll down Continue reading

Life is a Parade!

Life is a Parade!

“Life is like a parade, and it’s one that most people watch go by. And then there are some that get in that parade." ~ Jonathan Goldsmith If you know me at all, you'll understand that I live for road trips. I feel most alive when exploring something I've never seen before. A decade ago, our family took a road trip from Columbus, Ohio to New Orleans that included stops in Nashville and Memphis. This year, I planned to meet a friend in Nashville and based on the weather, travel somewhere Continue reading

Deadly Photography

Deadly Photography

As we bump up against the eve of Halloween, I thought I would share a little known fact about me. I LOVE cemeteries. When I had time to pursue hobbies, I'd photograph them all the time, particularly while traveling. When most tourists are searching for famous landmarks, I'd be determining which graveyard I wanted to photograph. My preference is cemeteries a hundred years or older; I love the ornate family vaults, the history found on the headstones and the landscaped expanses of large Continue reading