Touring Lafayette Cemetery and the Garden District of New Orleans

When I was a young girl my dad started selling monuments (i.e. tombstones).  On our travels, we went through just about EVERY CEMETERY known to man.  While this was an annoying chore as a kid, it birthed within me a love for cemeteries and the history that can be found by visiting them.  So, when planning our trip to New Orleans, I was most excited to read about Lafayette Cemetery and the Garden District. The architecture of antebellum homes coupled with one …

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A visit to Avery Island- the home of Tabasco

What happens when an epic storm system ruins your plans of gallivanting around plantations like a Southern Belle, er, Midwesterner?  And your husband says, “Well, is there anything to the west of us?  Anything we could go see?” And then he hears the two words that men (and women) around the world find as sweet nothings… TABASCO SAUCE? Our morning started with a tornado warning and a panic-stricken wife (ME!),  but Mr. Yoder Toter ended his day in the pure …

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