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2015 where have you gone? It is hard to believe tomorrow is already the first day of 2016. Here is a look back at my 2015. 
I traveled to 3 new states; Louisiana, Mississippi, and Michigan. In those three states I visited a few cities; New Orleans, West Monroe, Natchez, Grand Rapids, and Holland. I even tried some new foods; fried catfish, wilted salad, beignets, and a dole whip. 
Little Baby Girl E was born this year. I got a bonus trip to Disney World where I got to see the Osborne Lights for the first time and the castle all in lights. All in all 2015 was a good year. I can’t wait to see what 2016 has to bring! And if everything goes as planned another trip to Disney will be on the plate in 2016, the first of hopefully many for my little J and E.

My Journey Into The Heart Of Southern Belle Country: New Orleans 

New Orleans: some love it, some hate it, some say it smells, and some just feel sorry for it after Katrina.  For me, my first time trip intrigued me.  I’m not ready to say I love it but I’m not ready to say I hate it either.  I would love to spend some more time there.  It was a three hour drive each way for us between Natchez and New Cleanse and even though we left early that only gave us a few hours to explore, not enough time at all.  That was just enough time to give ma a taste of the city but not to fill my hunger for exploring the city.  I did get to go to the Café du Monde to try the beignets and the café au lait.  We took the red double decker bus tour around the city, which for some it might be nice and worth the price but for us and the little amount of time we had in the city it was not worth it.  But that is a different story and I will not get started on that.  It was fun to ride a double decker bus; I have never done that before.  We did see a great deal of the city riding that bus but I would love to go back and walk through one of their amazing cemeteries, and walk through the garden district and see all the beautiful old homes.  We did find Bourbon Street and walked on it a bit, but we are not bar people so we did not fully taken in Bourbon Street.  But I do like that fact that I can say I have been to Bourbon Street.  All in all I liked the vibe of New Orleans and would love to go back to see more.



Something New Saturday: A Week of New Things 

I’m going to change gears a little bit this week.  This week I experienced a lot of new things/firsts and I thought I would share them with you.

  1. I traveled to two new states: Mississippi and Louisiana 
  2. I had fried catfish for the first time
  3. I visited New Orleans (Hopefully for the first time)
  4. I rode on a double decker bus for the first time
  5. I ate my first beignets from the Cafe du Monde 
  6. I saw the Duck Commander wear house and shopped at the store.  
  7. I saw Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers at the Opry

I think that is about it.