On Our Way Back to Michigan

We left the Memphis area on Sunday. We're in the park where we worked this winter in Sikeston, MO. We leave tomorrow morning, will stop overnight in IN and then on to Hastings, MI on Wednesday. We'll visit and dance with some of our friends there. And Sweetie will make her annual visit to the vet. Then we'll go to Saginaw and spend time with our families before we go up north.


The first picture is a statue of Elvis. The next one is Beale Street and the other is a trolley in downtown.

Mulates, New Orleans

Mulates is known for it's cajun food, music and dance. We had dinner there, it was delicious, and managed to do one dance, no not a cjun dance but a waltz. We watched some of the dancers, thought maybe we could figure out the step but we couldn't. Jerry asked one of the gentlemen what the step was that he and his partner were doing and the man said "oh, several steps put together, I make it up as I go". They were just visiting from TX and love to dance. This was in an old building and had a beautiful, seasoned, hardwood floor.

French Quarters

The lady is sewing and enjoying the sun in the park in the French Quarter.

French Quarter New Orleans

I was so surprised to see this Ace Hardware store in the French Quarter. I imagine it was a very important part of the French Quarter during all of the renovating. The other picture was taken from Jackson Square.

Correction: This is a True Value hardware, not Ace, my mistake.

2 1/2 Years After Katrina

These were taken in Hancock county, MS. The first picture is what they used for a church, after Katrina. It appears as though the steeple is all that was left. If you look close, you can see a portable building behind the steeple that they must use for church service, until they rebuild. (you can double click on the pictures to make them bigger)

Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville, LA

This park is on the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain. There is a 25 mile causeway between Mandeville, LA and New Orleans. It is the longest causeway in the U.S.

Mobile to Mandeville, LA

We arrived at this state park north of New Orleans today. On our way, we drove through Boloxi, MS and along the shore where Katrina hit. They are rebuilding and it will be beautiful when it's finished. I cannot even begin to imagine the devastation those poor people have experienced as the result of Katrina. It's great to see the progress that's been made.

Photos of Downtown Mobile