Posted by: heatherandandybrown | January 19, 2012

New Orleans (part 2)

Contrary to my prior misconception, there’s more to New Orleans than Bourbon Street! What I discovered was that New Orleans is a brilliant mosaic of culture, food and music. Some of our favorite experiences were:

  • Bar hopping on Frenchman Street, an endless selection of live music ranging from Creole to the Blues. The most fascinating act we saw was one featuring a talented washboard player.
  • Eating Beignets (Fried dough covered with powdered sugar) at Cafe Du Monde!
  • Sipping on warm Irish Coffees at an Irish pub in the French Quarter.
  • Taking a free fairy ride across the Mississippi River
  • Driving through the Garden District to view the Victorian homes
  • Visiting the historic St. Louis Cemetery No 1. Among the weathered and crumbling graves an “out of place” 10 ft high pyramid caught our eye. I was intrigued by the Latin inscription so took a photograph of it so I could google it when I got home. To my surprise, it is the future burial spot for Nicolas Cage! article The infamous voodoo queen Marie Laveau and chess master, Paul Charles Morphy are also buried here.


Upon our return home, I sorted through our stack of mail to find  Adventure Cycling’s photo clad Catalog of 2012 bike tours. They featured a week long tour around Silverthorne, CO (an hour and a half from where we are moving). The itch to ride has not left us since we got home. Instead of driving the 28miles to pick up Andy’s car from my parent’s property in York, SC we rode our bikes. Hopefully there will be some good road biking by our new home!

We would like to thank all of our friends and family for the moral support on our trip. The phone calls, texts, e-mails, and comments were always in the back of our minds to keep us going when we needed it most.

Thank you for taking the journey with us!

Heather, Andy, & Ollie



  1. Hi guys,
    When do you leave for Co. ? I want to give you my brother, Martin’s phone no. etc. He lives in Aurora. What area are you going to live in?
    Love and hugs to your both….
    Nana Kay

  2. I have loved reading your blog! CONGRATS on a great life accomplishment! xoxo, Meredith

  3. Hi Heather, Andy and Oliver… thank you so much for sharing all your experiences during your adventure. Will there be a book someday about the entire trip? Would love to see that and I sure would purchase a copy… Hope you are all doing well. Love and well wishes to you 3… Pat and Dave Grchan

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