30 “Dates”: 1-5

Part of my Journey to 30 was to go on 30 “dates,” with date loosely defined as going somewhere new or participating in something I haven’t done yet in the region. Date 1: Luna Fête–December 2017 The Arts Council of New Orleans describes Luna Fête as and event that “transforms New Orleans’ historic architecture into…

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Who Do You Think You Are?: Searching For My Ancestors

I recently posted about my experiences at the Melrose Plantation from back in June, and then last week I visited the Whitney Plantation, which is the only one I really wanted to visit, and which I’ll write more about later. I’m living in a state full of former plantations in a region of the country…

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30 Restaurants: Chubbie’s & Saffron Nola

Chubbie’s Fried Chicken This place has been down the street from me the entire time I’ve lived in Algiers and I didn’t know about it. I don’t think I’ve actually driven past the McDonald’s on General Meyer, so that probably has a lot to do with it. But I found out about from one of…

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