Saturday, April 23, 2011

NOLAS Spring Break 2011

Quite an exciting Spring Break week for sure!
Most commonly known for Mardi-Gras parties and jazz fests, I'm back home from New Orleans, with the Lower East Side Girls Club, the only memories in my mind and on my memory card.
I started my first day at the well-known Mother's Restaurant, my first taste of real New Orleans food!
The food in New Orleans is all freshly homemade, with that literal feeling of "homemade".
My enormous waffle with the sweetest blueberries

Who would've thought that one waffle could make me feel full? To walk it off, the next part of my morning in NOLAS consisted of a tour of the French Quarter, a tourist attraction full of dining and shopping and a visit to the Louisiana State Museum, on a collection of artifacts from the Hurricane Katrina that hit the state in 2005. 
Many people still think of New Orleans as the that's-where-Hurricane Katrina hit state, but it's much more than that.
NOLAS was almost like its own country. There was so much culture, life, and all that jazz in this Southern State, like nothing I've ever seen. The residents of New Orleans are nothing like many of the conceit, rude people of the city. You are not ignored. You are acknowledged. With a wave and a smile.
When we asked the residents what is their favorite part of living in New Orleans, many of them responded with different answers yet with the same enthusiasm and pride.
"This is my home, I don't want to be anywhere else in the world"
"The food! No matter where you are, you can always find something great to eat!" said another resident.
Mardi Gras! The costumes and masks I got to see were without a doubt, breathtaking!
talk about large headpieces...

Yes...this is a costume.
He doesn't look too happy...

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