We spent some time on Frenchman Street while we were in New Orleans. Among the many things we did while Christy was getting a sugar skull tattoo, Jesse and I played in the local park.


It was a beautiful day and we had fun climbing, running, laughing, sliding, and swinging.


Everyone we encountered was nice.  Even the drug dealer conducting business on a nearby park bench was friendly.


All things have to end and the park closed at sunset.  A gentleman riding a bicycle came through and asked us all to leave so he could lock the gates.

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Christy, Jesse, and I took the Amtrak Crescent from the train depot in Anniston AL to New Orleans for a week of adventure and photography. This train station is a classical revival depot and is listed in the National Registry of Historical Places. Jesse loves to ride the train. Heck, we all love to ride the train. We left August 8, 2013 and returned August 14th. Unfortunately Jeremy couldn’t go this time. He had to work.

Christy’s father was kind enough to drive us to the train station and pick us up so we wouldn’t have to leave a vehicle parked there for a week.

We stayed at our usual place, the historic 905 Royal Hotel in the French Quarter. The 905 Royal was built in the late 1890’s.

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