Saturday, August 22, 2015

First Stop

My old stomping ground of New Orleans.
Before coming to Kuwait in 1994, I worked downtown at a law firm for several years.  It's where I met Angela and we have remained steadfast friends ever since.   Although she and her family were displaced after Hurricane Katrina and moved to Ohio for awhile, she and her husband returned to their roots, unable to imagine living anywhere else.
We had a great weekend of food and merriment, walking the city and catching up.
 
And I just love her sweet little poodle, Peaches.  Her left paw has been deformed since birth but that hasn't stopped her from bouncing all over the place.  She is the teeniest, cutest little thing.
I worked in New Orleans but lived in Slidell and commuted every day to work.  Angela is actually the only person I am in touch with from that period of my life so I find it quite ironic that all these years later, I meet a blog friend on and offline who lives in Slidell.
Next we head there for a visit with Val.

Sometimes you meet a person and you just click, you're comfortable with them, and you don't have to pretend to be anyone or anything.

Happy weekend!

18 comments:

Createology said...

How fun to visit your longtime friend and do the sights and sounds of New Orleans. I haven't been since Katrina. It is quite the unique place with so much varied history. Travel Bliss...

Betsy said...

Great pictures Tammy! I've never been to New Orleans although I've always wanted to visit. Teresa's pictures earlier this summer also showed the city in a wonderful way. So much fun to connect with old friends. I'm looking forward to the updates on the rest of your trip.
Blessings,
Betsy

Gracie Saylor said...

We both have enjoyed our travels! I have not been to New Orleans and am not keen on a hot and humid climate, but visiting a friend would make the trip worthwhile, no matter the weather, and I am interested to know this is an area where you have worked and near members of your family as well. I hope you have a good weekend, too, Tammy.

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

It's wonderful that you were able to meet with an old friend and have some fun. New Orleans must be a great place to visit.
Hugs,
Julia

Anna said...

Beautiful pictures !!!!
Seems you had fun...
Hug
Anna

Grammy Braxton said...

I've never been to New Orleans. It is a place I would like to visit. I love all the architecture. And I think it is a happy place. So happy you got to spend time with old friends and meet new ones.
I always enjoy your posts about your trips.

Hugs,
Sharon

Debby said...

I see you are back in the states. Have a great time visiting with all your friends. Cute little doggy. She looks so tiny,

Mrs. Micawber said...

It looks like a fascinating place. Love the street art and the brick, stucco and wrought iron!

How fun to meet up with old friends and blog friends too. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I never knew this about you---I love New Orleans. Well...hubby and I visited only once but we just had a wonderful time and plan to go back.

It's hard to maintain friendships from afar. I think the ones we revisit are meant to be. I love the picture of you both and T---you are a twig!!!

I hope to get around more--my arm is just terrible. Icing it after typing. Not a great practice.

Jane x

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Sounds like you had a very meaningful first stop!
Such friendships will last, regardless the distance and it is wonderful for refueling our soul from time to time.
Anxious to read your next chapter. We too met with several of my blogger friends in Michigan and in Toronto during our last trip on June 3-9.
Sending you hugs and blessings,
Mariette

Pearlin J said...

How wonderful to meet up with a long time friend. Its wonderful to see the pictures!

Linda said...

How fun!! :)

We've yet to make it to New Orleans. Maybe someday.

Dagmar said...

Love following along on your journey Tammy! Such great photos!
Xo
Dagmar

Amy at love made my home said...

How great that you got to meet up with your friend and relive old times! xx

Teresa Kasner said...

Hi Tammy! I so enjoyed looking at the photos you took in NOLA! Muriel's restaurant was right below the room we stayed in at Place d'Armes! I'm glad you had fun in LA with your friends. I sure wish we could have connected up while you were here. Maybe next time! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Susan said...

Oh Tammy, what total FUN! My gosh. I loved visiting New Orleans. Took the haunted building tour and enjoyed the ambiance. It was very different. So glad you could meet up with your long-time friend. Susan

Mereknits said...

Ah I am so jealous, I have always wanted to see New Orleans, and I have to go soon after seeing your wonderful photos. I am so glad you were able to spend time with special friends.
Hugs,
Meredith

Patty Antle said...

I love New Orleans!!

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