Minneapolis 2010

Minneapolis 2010
I didn't feel like doing a New Orleans post today so I searched through some old photos and found some from a couple summers ago when I went to Minnesota/South Dakota for a family reunion. The last day we were there we got to spend some time in Minneapolis. I had completely forgotten about the photos until now and hadn't even looked at them since I imported them into Lightroom two years ago so I thought I would finally edit them and post a few here.         In one of the areas Downtown they had these little bean (or maybe they were nuts?) with little hats doing landscapes...
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Climbing up the New Huey P!!

Climbing up the New Huey P!!
Climbing up top the New Huey P. Long Bridge in New Orleans   A few weeks back I climbed to the very, very top of the Huey P Long Bridge. When I finally made it to the top my arms and hands were numb. A Hundred feet of ladder doesn't seem like too hard to climb when you're looking at it; but when it's straight up with a harness, your camera bouncing off the side of the cage, and having to grab tiny round bars every ten inches it takes alot out of you. But it was so worth it! The perspective from the superstructure is incredible. You can see for miles around and I got an entirely...
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Jazz Fest 2012

Jazz Fest 2012
I recently attended the New Orleans tradition that is Jazz Fest.  On a bright and sunny Thursday morning, I somehow meandered my way down to the Fair Grounds (which by-the-way is the oldest still operation race track in the country) with some friends to check out some amazing music, eat some incredible food, and take in the spectacle that is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.   It was hot and muggy but thankfully we had access to the Miller VIP Tent – you get a few free beers, stools, tables, and most importantly misting fans (alot of misting fans).   Above: Inside the...
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Huey P Bridge – Last on the Lanes

Huey P Bridge – Last on the Lanes
Yesterday I posted about the Huey P Long Bridge traffic switch. There was a contest to be the "First Over" the newly constructed lanes (see that post from yesterday) and also to be the "Last Over" the soon to be demolished 77 year old lanes. Thanks to an antique car club in New Orleans, the contest winner got to ride over old lanes in a 1931 Model A.   Above: Contest winner, Kathryn Aikman, in front of the 1931 Model A     Above: 1931 Model A       Above: Cristina got to ride over in a historic 1936 Buick (FDR, Eisenhower, & Churchill all rode...
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