Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New Orleans Bike Adventure

It's been a crazy few days here. My mom has been in the hospital for the past few days, but she is now on the road to recovery, so I'm very thankful for that. It's always scary when there are health problems and you aren't sure what the outcome will be. I'm very grateful for family, friends and prayer.

Today I thought I'd share a layout with you with photos from a trip my husband and I took with friends to New Orleans last fall. While we were there, we took a bike tour of the lower 9th ward which is where most of the damage from Hurricane Katrina occurred. We were able to meet people who have moved back since the hurricane and it was an educational experience.

Did you know that most of the people in the lower 9th ward haven't returned because services such as schools, doctors, police and fire never came back to the area after the storm?

We stopped at a restaurant (more like a little run down gas station building without the gas pumps) and ordered my first ever Po Boy. It was filled with fried shrimp and an amazing hot sauce on big crusty bread. It was really delicious. I was a little worried that it might make me sick (remember the run down gas stations building I mentioned?), but all was good.

We even loved the hot sauce so much that my husband order a case of it after returning from our trip.

I highly recommend taking a bike tour anytime you are on vacation. This is the 3rd of 4th time we've done it and it's always a great way to explore the city. We used this bike tour company while in New Orleans.

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  1. sorry to hear your mommy was in the hospital, I'm glad that she is doing better! Love this layout and the great ADVENTURE story behind it--LOVE how you used that tag!

  2. Sorry to hear about your Mom!! I hope she is better now! I loveeeeeeee the lo documenting your time in NO... I bet that was quite the experience! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. I am glad your mom is better! I agree health problems are terrifying. I will pray for her health. I love this layout: fun memories of holidays! love the multiple photos and fun bike paper!



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