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"Life" on the Mississippi

The Mississippi River will always have its own way;
no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise...

        ~ Mark Twain

NOTE: Within these five photos there are FIVE fluer de lis symbols ...can you find them? Some photos don't have any while some have more than one!! I'm slowly coming to an end of sharing our days in New Orleans. I still have a bit of the French Quarter, and the famous Square and its architecture, with a little bit of the Riverwalk complex along the Mississippi. Then it will be concluded and I can get back to my normal blog-style. LOLOLOL

Today, again, it's Camera Critter Day for blogging; so this post will be a bit of a mixture...bronze, gold and real flesh critters!!!

on the Riverwalk Complex
[just to the right of the lobster
is the Mississippi River]

A sea gull & a
HUGE tanker
coming into port
along the
Mississippi River

A horse and covered wagon
for hire
to take an historical
tour of the French Quarter
[in Jackson Square]

Joan of Arc Statue
of Gold Leaf [gilded]
along the French Market
and Mississippi River
-A Gift from France-

Bronze Statue
At the Riverwalk Complex gates
Behind the gates - Mississippi River
[walk thru the gates - to the right
along the river...a huge shopping mall
and in front of the horse, to the right
The Gambling Casino, Harrahs]


Cajuns have a lot of traditions and customs. One custom is that when a husband and wife have twins, the husband must give names to his children within an hour of their birth. In the event that the husband is not available, then the husband’s oldest brother must name the twins. Pierre and his wife Marie were blessed to be having twins. Unfortunately, the twins came early and Pierre was working offshore when they were born. So Pierre’s oldest brother, T-Bob, was summoned to the hospital to name the twins. When Marie was finally able to reach Pierre offshore, she told him the good news – they had a healthy boy and girl! Pierre was so happy! Then he sobered up because he realized his brother T-Bob was responsible for naming the twins . . . and T-Bob was known to be a terrible prankster!
So Pierre asked his wife, "Marie, did T-Bob name our children?"
"Yes, Pierre."
"What did he name our daughter?" Pierre asked warily.
"Mais, Pierre, T-Bob gave her such a pretty name. Denise."
Pierre was happy with that and he figured his big brother had finally grown up and taken his responsibility seriously.
"So, Marie, what did he name our son?"



  1. I love the tours you give us, thanks.

  2. Love the joke, and the big lobster, and pretty seagull with the ship behind it. I think one fluer de lis is on the horse's carriage and one is on a flag? I will miss New Orleans!!

  3. It took several looks, but I found all 5!
    Good joke too. :)

  4. Loved the photos ~ and they funny was really cute today!
    Have a super Saturday!!!

  5. Nice pics. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

  6. I found four of the five! And the story is a funny one. Cute! Your enjoyment of New Orleans is catching. I'm so glad you are sharing it with me! :-)

  7. I'm enjoying your images. The best souvenirs of any trip are the images we bring home and share. :)

  8. Anonymous12/10/2011

    Whowwwh, wieder so fantastische Fotos.

    GLG Marianne ♥

  9. Hootin Annie~ I found you through Mari's blog. You used to always be a photohunter. Here is the new Saturday PhotoHunt site.
    I hope join in the fun!

  10. Oh I want to take that horse and carriage ride, there! :-)

    And don't worry about more pics. I look forward to all of them. It's a little arm-chair-holiday for me, to a place I'd love to visit, and probably never will.

    Keep 'em coming!!!!!!!!!

    "Heap the holly! /
    Wreath the pine. /
    Train the dainty Christmas vine---
    Let the breadth of fir and bay /
    Mingle on the festal day."

    ~~Helen Chase

  11. Hi Anni, I've heard that joke before, but it is funny. I'll be sorry when you are all through with the New Orleans posts, but am looking forward to seeing the rest of your photos.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

    Kathy M.

  12. I love your array of shots! That lobster particularly is a fun find.

  13. I want to go to New Orleans some day!

    My CC

  14. I love the lobster statue.

    Please come see my critter shots. Have a good weekend!

  15. Anonymous12/11/2011

    What great shots!

  16. Cute critters and I enjoyed the statues. And I love the funnies as always. Have a great Sunday!

  17. Nice captures of critters around town!