Friday, August 19, 2011

New Orleans Art Museum Gardens

Don't you just love this Blue Dog?! We are pictured at the New Orlean's Art Museum gardens. I sat the camera on a flat surface and set the timer. Not bad since we all fit into the shot! By the way, I write reviews of my travels and opinions on Trip Advisor, and you can see my review there. So far, I have left most on the great food we had. Hope everyone had a great summer and enjoyed maybe seeing sights and people you really wanted to. I know we did!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

"My Creative Time" is having a blog hop

"My Creative Time" is having a wonderful blog hop with inspiring artwork by their very own Design Team members! Hope you join in on the fun and see her newest stamps and dies for great cardmaking!

Here is the site: See all the designers' work from there.

Enjoy! Beverly

Friday, August 12, 2011

New Orleans French Quarter and Market

This Joan of Ark statue is at the entrance of the French Market in New Orleans.

The Central Grocery Store has the best Muffuletta in town, but very little seating so be forewarned! At $14.50 for a whole one, it fed all five of us!!

Here is my portion. It was delicious with the olive salad spread on before layering it with all the meats and mozzarella cheese.

The kids at the counter eating...very tight but worth it for the yummy Muffuletta, and air conditioning!!

Cool car we noticed while walking through the French Quarter. It was painted for Sailor Jerry liquior, just parked on one of the side streets!

Finally, the kids take a break in the alcoves down one of the side streets. Real life! Well, hope you enjoyed my photos from our trip and I will post the layout another time.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Orleans Trumpeter Shamarr Allen

Met and heard famous trumpeter, Shamarr Allen, whose concert was wonderful, of course! He played one note on his pocket trumpet for over 5mins!! How does he do that!? His rhythem and tones were infectious to the point people jumping up to dance, and join in! The band really rocked it, too!! His songs about personal stories like remembering his grandfather, Chester, brought me to tears, while the smooth jazz sounds touched all. He is not wanting to do just jazz and played from many genre. Loved all of it and of course got one of his CD's. I highly recommend listening to his newest songs on itunes. I enjoyed his New Orleans jazz deput album, and got "Meet me on Frenchmen Street". Enjoy!