Those of you who know me personally, know that my plans changed very suddenly this past week and my intentions of spending a relaxing spring break week at school–processing my experiences from India last semester and taking some time to catch up on work and sleep–were taken off the table very suddenly. On Wednesday two … Continue reading
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3 Things to Love about 3 Places I Love
One of the promises I made myself before this summer of endless travel was that I would take the time to reflect on each trip before getting excited about the next one. Here I am, two trips down, six to go, so I thought I’d take a moment to remember some things I love about … Continue reading
The Little Things
Looking back at our entire trip to New Orleans I am reminded of the little things, because five years from now, those are the things you remember most. Like… Trying to get the door to our house open every day. (You have to lift and pull). Saying “click click” “beep beep” “flash flash” because our … Continue reading
Beignets and Snow Balls and Crawfish, Oh My!
I would be remiss if I didn’t devote an entire post about my week in New Orleans to food. Man, is the food good there. From beignets at Cafe du Monde to fresh crawfish and snowballs you can’t go hungry in NOLA. Here are a few of my favorite eats from our trip last week. … Continue reading
Vieux Carre: Adventures in the French Quarter
On Wednesday I was not feeling so hot. After several trips to the bathroom and an ineffective dose of a cheap Pepto-Bismal knock-off brand, I decided to stay home today and sleep off what I later decided was a 24-hour stomach bug. By the time Fig and KP finished work around 3 I was already … Continue reading
24 Hours In: It’s Off to Work We Go!
On Monday we headed out at 7:45 and gathered at the St. Bernard Project home-base for a brief orientation before driving over to our work site. We were given the ever-famous New Orleans Mardi Gras beads with a “Women’s Week” medallion attached and took our seats on the wooden benches. They talked to us about … Continue reading
Nola 2013: The Adventure Begins
Today we took a trip to the library so I could go through some archives at the New Orleans Public Library and while we’re here, soaking in the internet access, I figured I’d upload my post about our first day in New Orleans! Today (Sunday) I touched down in New Orleans, Louisiana. After the four … Continue reading
Women’s Rebuild Week: Let’s Geaux!
Flying out of Boston to New Orleans this morning from Women’s Rebuild Week with the St. Bernard Project! So excited to see these lovely ladies later today and start rebuilding tomorrow. On the agenda? Do some good-old-fashioned manual labor. Research the history of tourism in New Orleans in the public libraries Special Collections. Celebrate my … Continue reading
I don’t know if anyone told you by way of throwing beads at your head, but today was Mardi Gras! About a year ago at this time I was getting ready for my Mission Trip to New Orleans where we helped to rebuild a house with the St. Bernard Project. While we were in the … Continue reading
The Varied Villages of the Crescent City
The responses to Hurricane Katrina have been varied to say the least. Varied in the sense that certain groups gave a lot after the disaster, while others gave very little (and slowly). Also varied in what those people gave back. When my Mission Team went to New Orleans this past March we … Continue reading