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Saturday, December 21, 2013

The mighty Mississippi

An unexpected treat: after my cousins picked me up at the airport, we headed into New Orleans for the evening instead of heading straight back to Slidell. Here's a cargo ship sailing down the Mississippi behind the bright red of one of the paddlewheel riverboats.

We drove through the Garden District, where many of the big old houses were festooned with Christmas lights, and had a drink on Fulton Street, where there was a band playing Christmas songs, New Orleans-style, and a snow machine spraying flurries into the wind. I've already seen more snow than I care to this year, but it was fun to watch the little kids in their parents' arms laughing and grabbing for snowflakes.

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