Archive | November, 2017

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Thankful for New Orleans – Day 19

Since I am on vacation, this week’s posts will likely be fairly short. I enjoy the writing, but I enjoy family time even more…especially when the family is in New York City.  Day 19 – Gas Lights Part of what makes New Orleans special and nostalgic are the gas lights scattered throughout the city, especially […]

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Thankful for New Orleans – Day 18

Day 18 – Sno-balls You might think that all sno-balls are created equal, but if you’ve ever had a Hansen’s sno-ball, you know this couldn’t be further from the truth. Let me back up for a second and explain that a sno-ball is, what some of you refer to as a snow cone. For the […]

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Thankful for New Orleans – Day 17

Day 17 – Bead Fences There are many gorgeous iron fences in New Orleans, and you could spend days appreciating them as you walk through different neighborhoods in the city. As special as they are, some are made even more spectacular with the addition of Mardi Gras beads.  Many homeowners jazz up their houses during […]

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Thankful for New Orleans – Day 16

Day 16 – Katrina X-codes This probably sounds strange, but I am thankful for the X-codes that remain on some of the homes in New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina, rescue teams searched neighborhoods that had been damaged by the storm for those who might have stayed behind. An X was painted on the front of […]

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Thankful for New Orleans – Day 15

Today marks the halfway point of my “Thankful for New Orleans” series, and it has been harder than I thought it would be to write every day. Coming up with topics is easy…it’s making time to put my thoughts on “paper” that has been challenging. My plan is to finish out this month, then commit […]

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Thankful for New Orleans – Day 14

Day 14 – Streetcars With this being the 185th anniversary of the streetcar, today’s thankful topic was an easy choice. I’ll be honest…I’ve only taken a few rides on streetcars in New Orleans, and I should really do it more often. They are such an iconic part of the city, and I love seeing them […]

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