Our last stop on the long road from Maine to Houston is New Orleans, not the craziness of the French Quarter but the quieter Garden District. Here, instead of fancy hotels, are charming inns that exude the character of earlier days.
On the perimeter of the Garden District is the Lafayette Cemetery designated as a historical landmark. Because of the gumbo soil the tombs are above ground and are examples of incredible artistry. I can spend hours here wandering among the structures, studying their detail and reading the plaques.
Of course, you can’t go to New Orleans without thinking about food. Commander’s Palace is in the same area, and this night the staff was kind enough to let me come into the kitchen, take pictures and ask all kinds of questions about food preparation. What fun that was!
The long road home has been just that, 13 states and 2500 miles, but it has opened my eyes to how much there is to see in this country of ours if we just take the time.
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