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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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Thankful for New Orleans – Day 13

*Confession…I am not actually eating beignets right now, as this blog entry claims. I was, in fact, indulging in some unhealthy awesomeness when I wrote this, but when it was ready for posting, I discovered that the coffee shop did not have working wi-fi. I thought wi-fi and coffee shops went together like…well, like wi-fi […]

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Thankful for New Orleans – Day 12

Day 12 – Bicycles Let me begin by saying that I understand that bicycles are not really a New Orleans thing. There are many cities which are greener and more bicycle friendly that ours, but there is something about seeing bicycles in NOLA that just makes me smile.  Prior to Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans was […]

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