Mardi Gras 2010

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Derek impressed with the sizes of Nawlin's beer!
This was Derek & I's first trip there together.It was great to show him my home town through my eyes.he did visit once for a few days on business before we met,but there is nothing like experiencing New Orleans through a locals eyes.Espescially with my New Orleans Saints winning the NFC Championship & Superbowl! New Orleans is like no other place on earth on any given day,but no words can describe the feeling in the air because of the Saints huge wins beings it was both their 1st NFC & Superbowl Championship wins! Everywhere you looked every race,shape and creed were as one! Even St.Judes church had a saints jersey on the statue of St.Jude outside! Though I missed getting that pic.
A knight
Also the statue of Joan of Arc on Decatur streets flag was covered with a saints flag,that one I did get a pic of. Everyone wore huge smiles ear to ear whether or not they were from New Orleans! All you could see was Black & Gold EVERYWHERE you looked.Music always fills the air everywhere in New Orleans,but was mainly filled with people shouting Who Dat?! and Saints songs every block you walked!The Spirit of Louisiana has to be experienced to truly be appreciated,it is always in the air there,but this was so special it was like heaven on earth.Blain Kern who is Mr.Mardi Gras had a special parade just for the Saints and the Krewe of Bacchus made our quarterback Drew Brees their king.Normally the king would be some hollywood star,but after all of the heartache my dear state went through due to Hurricane Katrina,there could not have been a more perfect choice for the King of Bacchus! Even though I know that these were extraordinary circumstances,the timing for our Saints to win it all could not have come at a better time! I was truly blessed to be able to go home to see & feel it all,but to share it with Derek was so dear to me I can't begin to express how special that week was to me.It was bitter sweet though as it always is each time I visit home it gets harder & harder to leave it again,but maybe one day I will be able to go back for good. Til then I will enjoy the beautiful State of West Virginia and be happy for all the blessings in my life.
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Derek impressed with the sizes of …
Derek impressed with the sizes of…
A knight
A knight
Some throws we caught from 21 smal…
Some throws we caught from 21 sma…
The Superdome
The Superdome
Krewe of Endymion lining up at Cit…
Krewe of Endymion lining up at Ci…
Tom Benson the owner of The New Or…
Tom Benson the owner of The New O…
Some Saints players #5 is Hartley …
Some Saints players #5 is Hartley…
Me & my love
Me & my love
Me & Wendy
Me & Wendy
The sign I made to get Drew Brees…
The sign I made to get Drew Brees…
Derek shouting for throws!
Derek shouting for throws!
Pete Fountain a famous Jazz musici…
Pete Fountain a famous Jazz music…
The Zulu Queen
The Zulu Queen
Future New Orleans Saints players …
Future New Orleans Saints players…
Rex King of Carnival
Rex King of Carnival
Team Sprirt
Team Sprirt
Lee Circle
Lee Circle
Me excitedly waiting on my Saints …
Me excitedly waiting on my Saints…
A balcony full of people waiting f…
A balcony full of people waiting …
They used special floats from each…
They used special floats from eac…
One of the many decorated balconie…
One of the many decorated balconi…
Me by a pic of Drew Brees in razzo…
Me by a pic of Drew Brees in razz…
Decatur Street
Decatur Street
Joan of Arc statue with the saints…
Joan of Arc statue with the saint…
St.Jude church on Rampart Street
St.Jude church on Rampart Street
A monument in the lower 9th ward d…
A monument in the lower 9th ward …
Fats Dominos studio
Fats Domino's studio
Fats house in the lower 9 still a…
Fat's house in the lower 9 still …
Derek getting bombed with throw,th…
Derek getting bombed with throw,t…
Derek & Wendy getting a quick bite…
Derek & Wendy getting a quick bit…
A little Saints fan with his sign
A little Saints fan with his sign
Emeril Lagasse riding in Bacchus
Emeril Lagasse riding in Bacchus
Me & Emeril
Me & Emeril
Marines Rock!
Marines Rock!
Pete Fountain
Pete Fountain
Rex King of Carnival
Rex King of Carnival
Coming back home after Mardi Gras.…
Coming back home after Mardi Gras…
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