Sweet hubby and I are back from the Big Easy and just in time. Isaac appears to be headed directly toward New Orleans. Hubby planned a great trip across the Gulf visiting the Alabama battle ship in Mobile along with a tour of a World War II submarine, Dauphin Island, Biloxi, Gulf Shores, and ultimately to New Orleans.
Lots of history, fantastic seafood, magnificent old homes, Louisiana bayou, swamp tours, soft shell crab, alligators, seafood, Fort Gaines, Bourbon Street (a/k/a the Den of Debauchery), cemeteries, ... did I mention wonderful food? And chocolate bread pudding!!! Key lime pie!!! I'm a happy girl! River boats, ferry boats... Tours of the Garden District, the French Quarter, and even the Ninth Ward where complete devastation of the area was caused not by hurricane Katrina, but by the levees failing.
Most important is that I had sweet hubby all to myself for 10 days.
We hauled the motorcycle on a trailer and spent two days touring the coast it. The weather was perfect.
First stop on our trip was in Huntsville, Alabama to spend time with old friends and tour the HAM (Amateur) radio fest, tour the Space Center.
Here are a few pictures:
Archie Manning's Home in New Orleans:
Chocolate bread pudding with hot white and dark chocolate poured on top. Yum Yum!
In the yard of a church that has since been purchased, renovated and used as a magnificent house in New Orleans:
Magnificent real estate in one of the many cemeteries in New Orleans. Personally I want to be cremated, put my ashes in a cardboard box and toss my ashes into the Tennessee River.
Motorcycle on Trailer with sweet hubby:
St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans at night, taken from Bourbon Street.