Monday, November 14, 2011

I Would Have Brought You a Praline, But....

....I wasn't sure if you would want chocolate, traditional, creamy, rum, coconut or spicy!

I've just returned from New Orleans and the BEST ever 1st Imaginary Trip Made Real, NOLA Live!!

I'm not sure where to begin to describe the fun we all had, the things we saw, the food we ate, the places we visited and all the cool things we learned about this vibrant and wonderful city!

Without a doubt I'll be talking about this trip for weeks (maybe months) to come and I want to say a few words of thanks to the most wonderfully, intrepid "travelers" a gal like me could hope for—you MADE this trip fabulous and I thank you for your sense of adventure and friendship!

To KJ (of Catching Happiness), for being there, for talking me down off the ledge more than a few times as well as for being a great friend and travelmate!

To Chris for believing in this crazy dream of mine even when I didn't. I could never have done this without your unwavering faith in me.

I am amending this post to add a very special thank you to my family for keeping the home fires burning and allowing me to go to NOLA knowing my parents were being well taken care of!

What I did bring you was a few short videos of some very fun street performances in NOLA! To set the stage for the beginning of our trip, I took a few minutes out of the day to video some of the lively performances you're bound to experience in the French Quarter.

This is one of the things that makes this city soooo great—you never know what you'll find around the next corner!

19 comments:

  1. Lookiing forward to learning more and more!!!

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  2. I thought you were going to say you would have brought us a praline...but you ate them all! (Sorry.) It was such an awesome trip--you did a great job, and I'm glad I could help a little.

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  3. Hurrah! So glad you had a great inaugural trip :) I was thinking of you!

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  4. How neat, glad you enjoyed your trip!!!

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  5. As one of those "intrepid travelers," I have to say that it really was a fabulous trip, largely because of all the research, work, and planning that YOU and KJ did. I know that we'll remember all the fun we had for a long time. I have always wanted to go to New Orleans, and this was the best possible way to see the city for the first time. Thank you!!

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  6. Glad you had such a wonderful trip. I've always wanted to go to New Orleans but haven't made it yet.

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  7. I knew you would have a great time. Everyone has a good time in NO. Your sketching and travel makes for a great combination. I can't wait to hear more.

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  8. Tell us ALL about it right down to the last detail and fun. I hope you had a bengiet (sp) and cup of coffee. Oh hurry, I can't stand the suspense.

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  9. ...loved the video, especially the dancing couple in the second song and the guy dancing in the last song. Really fun. I can't wait to see all the artwork!

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  10. Ah, Susan, you may be sick of hearing me go on about it before it's over with!

    Hmmm, thanks, KJ, but no, I didn't eat them all. Just most of them.

    Thanks, Pam!

    Thank you, Theresa!

    Thanks, Cheryl, for being fearless and making the trip so special!

    Oh, Betty Jo, you gotta go! It's a fun, fantastic city to play in!

    Thanks, Lisa!

    Oh, Teri, you're gonna wish you hadn't said that!

    Thanks, Kelly, the street performers are awesome and add a whole different dimension to NOLA!

    Artwork next!

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  11. Well you certainly geared us all up for the rest now by showing this jazzy video. Cant wait to see the Art. :))

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  12. How Fun! Looking forward to hearing more about the trip and starting some Autumn painting at the end of the week. Justine

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  13. This really sounds like a fun trip! Show us more! Loved your video!

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  14. I'm looking forward to hearing more .... and seeing more!

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  15. The videos make me feel like I'm there -- I hope you have some of the group painting and sketching! I was thinking of you all, hoping for dry weather and wet paint! I'm glad it turned out so well!!

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  16. How fun to see the video that you captured during our trip. The whole adventure was AWESOME beyond belief. Thanks again for such a wonderful experience. I can't wait to finish all my sketches in my journal and post them on my site. Thanks for inspiring me!!

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  17. Thanks for sharing your video. It sounds like you all had a great time!

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  18. Congratulations on what sounds and looks like a very successful and fun trip! Love the video...makes me feel like I was just there!

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