Tagged: US-Louisiana

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The Wedding in NOLA

Bryan’s little brother Michael got married. I haven’t been involved the hustle that comes before weddings since getting ready for my own. It was fun to be caught in the edge of the whirlwind. As soon as we arrived in town, Mandy left again with the cluster of people headed to the wedding rehearsal. Bryan []


Another Thanksgiving in New Orleans

We left Wednesday evening just after work to drive to New Orleans – to Metairie, actually, which is a sort of suburb. We arrived, as usual, at about two in the morning. After the misery of LAST Thanksgiving with Bryan’s family – click here to go back to that story, because I don’t want to []


NOLA Pukefest

We always look forward to our visit with New Orleans family at Thanksgiving time, and we always enjoy our time there. Almost always. Maybe not so much this time. But we’ll get to that. We arrived in Metairie at our usual 2am on Thanksgiving morning, after the long after-work drive from central Arkansas. Hayduke and []


Thanksgiving in New Orleans

We always go to New Orleans for Thanksgiving. We enjoyed the lunch on Thursday with family and friends, and after lunch Bryan’s grandma Schambach and I went for a walk all the way to West Esplanade, trailing Mandy on her unicycle. That afternoon, we had a quintuple birthday party with presents and cake for Mandy, []


NOLA Trip, Day 5: The End

This is a multi-day trip report, so if you haven’t already started at the beginning please click here to read from Day 1. And then it was over. It seems amazing that after such a monstrous, weeks-long, city-wide party, the street could be clean and things could be back to what looks like normal so quickly. []


NOLA Trip, Day 2: We See Breesus

This is a multi-day trip report, so if you haven’t already started at the beginning please click here to read from Day 1. There were five parades today on the ‘Uptown parade route’ but we hung around the house too long to catch them all. We walked into the middle of the Mid-City parade, with shiny []


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