New Orleans 2012 - My Family Travels


Naw-lins. K? Alright, now that I went over that.

I was there because I am a Michigan fan. Born and raised in Michigan, and have been a transplant everywhere else that I have lived. 
So they were playing in the Sugar Bowl at the Super Dome. 

I love this city. It’s stinky, and gross, but it's also lively. It's a walking city, and you could easily walk five miles without even realizing it.
The history is amazing. And you can get an amazing perspective and quite a fun tour if you hop on one of the many mule draw buggies throughout the French quarter. The architecture is absolutely stunning. And who could resist partying on Bourbon Street?

Cafe du Monde with their chickory coffee, and when I was there, granted it was quite a one sided approach, I started a "Go Blue" chant with everyone in the restaurant.  

You can drink outside of the bar. You can walk around and see all kinds of things downtown. The street performers are hilarious if you give them a second of your time. 

But it’s a little surreal. Because driving into the city, you can still see where Hurricane Katrina hit. Places still boarded up. Houses, entire high rise apartment complexes, and businesses that got completely crushed. And that was 6 years ago.

It’s good to still see local people smile though. Behind every smile is hope. And that’s what it’s all about.

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