Wednesday, May 06, 2009

And The Ghosts Of The Tilt-A-Whirl Will Linger Inside Your Head.
-Counting Crows

We went to say Goodbye to New Orleans today.

We went to our favorite places in the French Quarter and the Garden District.

I know we'll be back, dear New Orleans. We love you so.

I'll always remember you and how you took care of us when we needed a break from our Hattiesburg world. You worked magic on my mood when I was down.

We love sitting at your Cafe Du Monde and people watching.

The beignets are a treat.

And sitting with my Daniel in your cafe and making adventure plans is always a favorite.

On our final adventure we stopped in and visited St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square.

To see it's beauty and pay our respects.

And light a candle.

Next, we visited Faulkner House Books and purchased a copy of Faulkner's Soldiers' Pay.

Then, Dan stopped to get a muffuletta sandwich at Central Grocery.
We also bought two cold bottles of Barq's Root Beer.
It was muggy and hot. So New Orleans.

Lindsey and I are reading Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.
Dan has been telling me to read it forever.
Anyhow, Lindsey is my motivation.

Ignatius J. Reilly and I both agree that it is hard to say goodbye and move on.

Goodbye New Orleans.
We will be back.
Pinkie Promise.

p.s. Our parents made it to Hattiesburg, safe and sound.


Dr. Roger Barnick, Vancouver Chiroprator said...

Dan is graduating in 12 hours!!!AHHHAAHH!!! Finally!

Katherine said...

Beautiful pictures! I wish so much that we were there with all of you. I need to go back to New Orleans too.