Our travel destination: New Orleans, Louisiana!
I've only been to NOLA once and that was maybe 18 years ago. I remember how fun and vibrant this city is! Their gardens and architecture are so beautiful, with so much French and Spanish influence. And although NOLA has been going through tough times this past few years, I'm pretty sure it's allure remains in this inspiring city.
The balconies in the french quarter reminds me of Paris
The doors, the shutters...European charm
Even the street signs are French...
Can't wait to visit the lovely gardens...
I remember riding this streetcar named St. Charles
(most photos above courtesy of planetware.com/louisiana)
This vacation though is not all sightseeing and pleasure. Part of this vacation will be mixed with the opportunity to participate as volunteers in the oil spill clean up. My fondness of beach living and appreciation for the beauty of the ocean and its creatures is so great, that it deeply hurts me to see how careless and stupid human beings are. Isn't it the saddest thing that what's happening in Louisiana's gulf coast is not because of natural disaster, but because of mankind's greed for money, power and politics??? I don't want to turn this post into a melodrama, so I'll stop now and just look forward to giving back through volunteerlouisiana.gov.
God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
~Jacques Deval, Afin de vivre bel et bien
Au revoir for now...see you in two weeks!