Delenda Est Carthago

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Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

I plan on being the supreme dictator of the country, if not the world. Therefore, you might want to stay on my good side. Just a hint: ABBA rules!


Returning to the Big Easy on Picture Day!

I'm taking a break from the week of short posts to post pictures of New Orleans. My mom is still in town, so I'll probably be back to short posts for the next few days. It's not that she demands a lot of my time, it's that I feel kind of guilty hanging out on the computer when she's here. She's my mom, after all - guilt is her thing!

But for now, we have New Orleans. We took a cruise along the Mississippi and checked some stuff out, and our tour guide told and showed us many fascinating things. Such as ... (imagine the drum roll, please) ... the World's Largest Sugar Refinery!

Now that's exciting!

That's not all we saw, of course (although after that, who wants to see more?). We got a nice view of downtown New Orleans:

We hung out a lot in the French Quarter, as you can probably understand. Here's a nice view down Royal Street:

And a side street off of Decatur:

We also visited a historical museum, where we learned about the wonderful slave code that made all the slaves so very happy to be slaves. At this museum they have Napoleon's death mask:

If you were to ask me why Napoleon's death mask is in a little museum in New Orleans, I'm sure I wouldn't be able to tell you. I honestly can't remember.

Finally, we visited the aquarium in the city, which is pretty cool. It has an albino alligator!

Krys got a picture of me in front of the shark tank. I'm sure she was hoping that through some miracle the shark would bust through and gobble me up, but I survived. Yes, I'm wearing a fanny pack. I'm a geek - so sue me.

So that was our trip to New Orleans. Like I said last week, I'm glad we went, because who knows if it will ever recover. Speaking of which, next week we have exciting pictures of the natural disaster that struck Portland while we lived there! Come back next week - same Bat-time, same Bat-blog!

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Blogger chosha said...

Napolean didn't look like I imagined. I'm not sure how I think he should look, but somehow it didn't match my mental image.

30/5/06 6:44 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

That's because painters always lie! Of course, this is from when he was dead, so he probably wasn't looking his best.

30/5/06 7:50 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

Very cool pics!

31/5/06 3:14 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Thanks, Renee. What happened to your blog? It got hijacked!

31/5/06 3:55 PM  

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