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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

My Trip to New Orleans - Part One

It's been a week since I got home from New Orleans.  Okay....let's get the negative out of the way right off the bat.  The bus ride, not comfortable, but it never is.  The weather was a tad on the chilly side some days, but we survived.

The plus side.  Myself!  I gained almost five pounds although I'm not sure how when we did so much walking!  Could it have been the ettoffet, the gumbo and jambalaya?  Maybe it was the beniets at the Cafe du Monde.

My favorite things? (besides the food?)


Dining on the patio at Pat O'Brien's

Silver Man!

Feather Man!

Our horse (mule) and buggy ride around The French Quarter





the balconies!





The French Market





3 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

always wanted to go to New Orleans. Great photos,

Gill in Canada

Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing the pics!

Linda said...

looking forward to the next part....my favorite parts-food, Jackson Square, horse and buggy ride...and much, much more.