Video – Bananas Foster – On Fire!


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The waiter brought a cart up to the table under the hanging wisteria and began setting things aflame, always one of our favorite pastimes.  For more on New Orleans food: http://www.gypsynester.com/nola.htm


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The waiter brought a cart up to the table under the hanging wisteria and began setting things aflame, always one of our favorite pastimes.  For more on New Orleans food: http://www.gypsynester.com/nola.htm

Big Easy Street Theater: New Orleans is a Spectacle

Every visitor with a soul develops a soft spot for New Orleans. The charm, history, music, food and mischief that define The Big Easy make it impossible not to be captivated.

As we always do, we began the day at Cafe Du Monde. Megadoses of sugar, grease and caffeine — what more could we need to fuel the day’s explorations? Beignets devoured and coffee swilled, we proceeded to take on the town.

Admittedly, some of the French Quarter’s appeal isn’t as …  CONTINUE READING >>

Every visitor with a soul develops a soft spot for New Orleans. The charm, history, music, food and mischief that define The Big Easy make it impossible not to be captivated.

As we always do, we began the day at Cafe Du Monde. Megadoses of sugar, grease and caffeine — what more could we need to fuel the day’s explorations? Beignets devoured and coffee swilled, we proceeded to take on the town.

Admittedly, some of the French Quarter’s appeal isn’t as …  CONTINUE READING >>

Street Music of New Orleans


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I spotted Beuscherl and without the slightest idea what it might be, I ordered it. Our waitress asked, “You do understand that this is heart and lungs of baby… CONTINUE READING >>


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I spotted Beuscherl and without the slightest idea what it might be, I ordered it. Our waitress asked, “You do understand that this is heart and lungs of baby… CONTINUE READING >>

Playing a Round of Gulf

The Gulf Coast has taken more than its share of beatings, Katrina was no doubt one of the worst. We were intimately acquainted with the destruction she caused in New Orleans from our daughter’s, 23, ill-fated attempt to attend Tulane University. But the worst of the storm’s fury was felt on Mississippi’s shores.

The damage was still evident as we drove along the coast toward Biloxi. Massive broken pilings that…CONTINUE READING >>

The Gulf Coast has taken more than its share of beatings, Katrina was no doubt one of the worst. We were intimately acquainted with the destruction she caused in New Orleans from our daughter’s, 23, ill-fated attempt to attend Tulane University. But the worst of the storm’s fury was felt on Mississippi’s shores.

The damage was still evident as we drove along the coast toward Biloxi. Massive broken pilings that…CONTINUE READING >>

Gulf Coast Shrimp Boat Trip, Biloxi Mississippi


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Billed as a Living Marine Adventure Cruise, we were given a taste of what happens on a working shrimp boat.  Take a peek at the sea creatures… CONTINUE READING >>


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Billed as a Living Marine Adventure Cruise, we were given a taste of what happens on a working shrimp boat.  Take a peek at the sea creatures… CONTINUE READING >>