Saturday, January 31, 2015

Inspired Sunday

St. Louis Cathedral - New Orleans
The First church built on this site in 1718 - it is among the oldest in the USA
The present building dates to 1850.
It is one of the few Roman Catholic churches in the United States that fronts a major public square. This picture is taken of the church from Jackson Square.



Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassion's never fail. 

 They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23 

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Images of New Orleans


Streets of French Corner

Mardi Gras decorations

Artist wares
Street Entertainers

Mississippi River
New Orleans Sandwich - Mulffaletta

St Louis Cemetery
Because New Orleans is built on a swamp , the dead are buried above ground.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Louisana

We were headed for New Orleans....but there was so much more....

Did you know Louisiana has Parishes.... not County's?  Maybe this has to do with the large population of Acadia's ... the French Louisiana region that is home to a large French-speaking population. Very interesting seeing French and English signs... it was like being back in Canada!


 I found out what a King Cake was....
 I learned about Crawfish.... (check on the link to see them). They grow in fields like above... this one was extra wet as it had just rained! Below is the net they catch them in.... We never tasted them...and I don't think I want too. They look like lobsters...but are tiny! When I was told you had to suck the heads out... I decided not to try them.
I now understand what Marshlands are....




There are Bayou's everywhere!! I REALLY like Louisiana!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Historic Galveston...

Brick Streets
We went to Pier 21 and viewed 'The Great Storm'...the hurricane in 1900...
Amazing how people can survive and re build!!
Had lunch at the Fisherman's Wharf...
Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich & Clam Chowder
Browsed the Strand....
Biked by the Victorian Homes in Galveston...they have so many beautiful ones!!

 
Highlight of Galveston...was meeting and having a wonderful meal with a Blogging friend... Judy!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Galveston

Views along the Sea Wall....
Murdoch's Bathhouse...one of Galveston's most historic locations... 
it has been destroyed and re-built in a few of the hurricanes...
 Of course we biked the length of the Sea Wall
 
Fisherman

 Gulf of Mexico


 Lunch on the Patio - Jimmy's on the Pier

The weather was perfect!

Friday, January 23, 2015

San Antonio Missions

We were able to bike along the Mission Trail in San Antonio... We visited two of the Missions.

The first one is the largest 'Mission San Jose'
The wall around the Mission
 Inside the Guard Tower
 A Natives home... 2 rooms..
The main court yard had a few of these ovens

The circular stairs to the Bell Tower
Back side view of the Cathedral
Running Water (after you ran  to get the water to the fill cistern:)
I love arches...and had to include this picture...
The Cathedral is used for weekly services.
This Mission was restored to it's original design in the 1930's
I hope this isn't picture overload... but the other Mission we visited was "Mission San Jose"
 The walls around this Mission did not seem to have been restored.
 The Cathedral...which is also still in use!
What I found so interesting...is that someone lives in this house on the property...
I'm thinking it is the priest

These Missions were built in the 1700's...and life within the walls was very interesting!!


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Biking San Antonio

Our bikes were ready.... and we weren't disappointed!
 Miles and miles of paved biked paths!! Right along the San Antonio River.
We hit the trails at the RV park...and biked downtown.
The second day we biked the trails to  San Antonio Missions!

 The trail we biked was only one of many that are in San Antonio!
Biking is a wonderful way to see parts of the city...that you would otherwise never see!