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If I had to choose an theme for New Orleans, I think it would be originality. There are so many different styles of architecture, so many different color schemes, so many different sorts of people (who, by the way, were noticeably friendly and welcoming). From what I could see, it seemed few in New Orleans are concerned with being anyone but themselves, and for that, New Orleans, I love you.
Even the cemeteries in New Orleans are original and interesting. If you don't know about the cemeteries there, because NOLA is below sea level, or right at it (I can't remember), they have to bury their bodies overground. Otherwise they would float up out of the earth. FREAKY!! But kinda awesome.
And of course the food. It tastes good in New Orleans.
New Orleans has much to offer and I highly suggest carving out some time for a visit if you can. We're already scheming up ways to go back!
It's just a cool place. And if you think all of these photos make it seem that New Orleans might be a perfect place or that we had a perfect time, full of only laughs and giggles, you should go read the more "tell all" version of our trip at familytrails.com. You'll learn specifics about all we saw and did and what was and wasn't ideal about the whole experience. It was a family vacation after all! We're planning one last little summer adventure and a house move before we start our homeschool year. So stay tuned for those! I'm hoping to make this blog post thing a more frequent event in weeks to come!