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Thursday, February 25, 2010

We arrived in New Orleans after a 2.5 day trip of dry, open roads the entire way from the Buffalo, New York area.

I managed to get food poisoning the second day out and was sick all night at the motel room. It could have been worse and been sick in the car. You all know the story.... going at both ends. Not the recommended way to lose a couple of pounds.

We are staying at a lovely home we rented for the next 4 weeks and having found it online, are not the least bit disappointed.

We were off exploring the French Quarter yesterday and it is an awesome, overwhelming place with so much history (starting in 1700s) and proud of it. I feel like I am in another world all together and really cannot get my head around it, yet. For those of you who live in the south, I envy you. I think the stork delivered me to the wrong zip code.

I think we could go to the City every single day and not see everything. The way of life is radically different from ours...

When I read all the info I have been gathering, I feel like this is where I would have liked to live. I think we will come again next year eventhough we still have nearly a month to be here. So much to do... so little time.

Today we are exploring the little towns on the north side of Lake Ponchartrain across from New Orleans by bycicle. Should be fun, exciting, great exercise and will qualify as a negator of any rich food we may encounter.

Speaking of rich food.... my DH gave me a book once called, "French Women Do Not Get Fat" about how they eat a taste of everything but not a lot of anything..... I now understand how that is done. The French food is so rich, that you simply (if we are Sparking etc we all understand the little bite/ taste theory) CANNOT do it. Your stomach rebells, your taste buds are satisfied and that is that. I feel I can taste all the wonderful food here and be ok. I have a fridge of leftovers already to prove it and no temptation to nibble. The PLAN works.

I will eventually have pics to post.

Soooo eventhough I am not online too much right now, I am thinking of my Spark Friends and cheering you on.

PS Oh yeah, I just heard "home" is supposed to get a snow storm tonight. The last one was Jan 1 so I guess there should be no complaints and we are grateful we "got out of Dodge " just in time.

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  • SLCB1023
    I love New Orleans. I have a good buddy who lives in the French Quarter and visiting her is one of my fav trips. Enjoy!!! emoticon
    2999 days ago
    I soooo envy you!!! I've always wanted to go to New Orleans. I think I was born in the wrong time and zip code!! I love all the "old" stuff....the plantations, the dressess, everything. Do enjoy all that it has to offer. And please post pics!!!
    3008 days ago
    I've always wanted to see New Orleans ... can't wait for the pictures!

    Have fun!!!!!!!

    3008 days ago
  • DARA52
    Take care. Can't wait to see the pics. I've never been but it was my mom's favorite place next to Florence Italy. Dara
    3008 days ago
    So good to hear from you but sorry about the food poisoning. Not fun at all!!!

    Glad you got there safely and you are probably crossing paths with my sister as their time share is across the street from the casino down there. We would walk to the French Quarter. Only been there once but hope to make a visit again one day with DH. He's never been. Have you seen/met OSCAR? He does the cool plastic pins and sells them at the market.

    I know the book you spoke of. I have it and have read it. It makes complete sense indeed.

    Do enjoy your time and forget about the snow while you can. You're lucky to be spared!!

    3008 days ago
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