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Welcome to “ABC of Your State” ~ This challenge is based on friends and bloggers asking about Louisiana, as well as my interest in travel and learning about other places. I’d love to read about your state or travels (Even though it says "your home state" - it's open to any place you have lived or traveled too)! Please feel welcome to join in. There should be a linky for you to post your website address at the bottom of this post.
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~ Cemeteries. If you’re visiting New Orleans, even from the Interstate, you will see our “cities of the dead.” It sounds like a strange thing to suggest for people to visit – go to a cemetery. But it’s something I’d recommend. There are tours for the cemeteries in New Orleans. Do NOT go to those old cemeteries without a tour group. They aren’t located in the best of neighborhoods. There’s safety in numbers and tour groups are left alone. It’s the single tourist that becomes a target. (I hate writing that, because it makes New Orleans sound so dangerous, but it’s what I would tell friends who come to visit. I’d rather be honest – there is danger in any city, just know where to go and what to do.) I’ve been on the New Orleans cemetery tours and they are very interesting and informative, so yes, I’d recommend them.
~ City Park. If you’ve never seen an oak, the best place to visit is City Park. The oaks are old and the limbs touch the ground. The trees are elegant, as if dancers of the wind. It's a great place to have a picnic and if you have children, bring them to Storyland. It's a playground modeled around storybook characters. I remember going there as a little girl, good memories. (If you need directions to get to Storyland, be sure to not say "Storyville" by accident, because that's a red light district. Big difference!)