My New Orleans odyssey is still in my mind.
I was the first person in my immediate family to visit New Orleans since the 1920s when my paternal grandmother Madame Tempy Stuart-Smith and her children escaped the Deep South. Like so many African-American families, they joined the ranks of America’s greatest Migration to the North. I have addresses from old letters left by my ancestors that provide clues to many family mysteries.
I stayed in the French Quarter, a very lively and walkable district.
We ate, and we walked. We ate and walked some more. Go on a diet before coming to New Orleans! The food there is soooo good!
Great art too. Art, art everywhere–especially architecture!
Oh, did I mention that we were there for our anniversary celebration too? I do believe that New Orleans is one of America’s most romantic cities.
A very spiritual place, New Orleans is a magical place where many religions mix to create interesting multicultural blends.
Stay tuned for more on visiting New Orleans.