Travel Flashback- One Year Ago in New Orleans

Last year when I went to New Orleans at this time for the TESOL International Convention (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), I remember being so excited to wear flip-flops and lose the winter coat.  Hard to believe that this year we’re having such summery weather right now here in Indiana.  Anyway, I had a fabulous time revisiting New Orleans and since my next big trip is still a few months away (I know, it’s a rough life I live!), I thought I’d reminisce and share some pics from NOLA in 2011.

Exploring the French Quarter

Heading toward St. Louis Cathedral

I love this one with the light post... I felt like I wasn't in the U.S. anymore.

I love hidden courtyards.

Such great street signs documenting the Spanish names of streets, parks, etc.

The Square by the Cathedral was a great place to walk around and check our art, street performers, etc.

Saw this gem of a wall on my walk back to the hotel.

I miss palm trees.

In the hotel

This was the night of the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

St. Patrick's Day was a fun day for people watching...

Ok, so this might make me a little strange, but I found the cemeteries there SO interesting. This one is St. Louis Cemetery #1 on the north side of the French Quarter.

St. Louis Cemetery #1

St. Louis Cemetery #1

St. Louis Cemetery #1

One evening I took the free ferry across the river to Algiers Point and had this gorgeous view on the ride back.

Not a bad view for my last dinner of delicious Cajun food in New Orleans...

Couldn't post about New Orleans without a shout out to Cafe du Monde and one of the best breakfast foods ever, beignets.

And, believe it or not, I also found some time to learn about being a better ESL teacher during my time there.  🙂

One response

  1. MOM

    GREAT fun seeing these again! Your photos continue to delight and amaze me. Love you

    March 17, 2012 at 9:30 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: