June 16, 2011

Ferrying about in New Orleans

Old Navy top
ChloƩ flats
Michael Kors bag

One of my favorite things to do in New Orleans is take the ferry to Algiers. I love that it is a fun, free thing you can do as a tourist, during which you see plenty of residents going from the Central Business District to more residential Algiers. It is interesting that cars and motorcycles can also utilize the vessel. Chris and I stumbled upon it when we were milling around the convention site for ISA when we first visited the city in February of 2010.

(photo of the Ferry from February 2010)

Despite living so near to the Monongahela River growing up, I didn't spend a lot of time on boats. My brother currently works on one. But no one in my family owns one so climbing aboard always feels special. Learning that this particular boat was free was quite an exciting find. The ferry ride consists of a very quick trip across the Mississippi River, which also feels special (to this Pittsburgh gal) because of the river's connection to the Ohio (and the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers that form it... Three Rivers pride and what not). The Ohio is the largest tributary of the Mississippi. After following the television drama, Treme my second ferry ride felt a bit more somber (No spoilers here! You'll just have to watch the show!). But my travel buddy was kind enough to snap this photo of the magenta Drawing Parallels skirt in action.


carly-strawberryheelsforever said...

Sounds like such fun!  I adore your new Anthro skirt - it's perfect with the white and grey.  You're making me want to buy it :)

elaina said...


Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

This has been my uniform of late, so I will have some closer, better photos up soon. Thanks so much!

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

It was such a good deal that I am really glad to have tried it despite the lukewarm reviews. Thank you!

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

I have always meant to ride the Staten Island ferry but never had time cause trips to New York are always already so action packed. Hopefully next time!

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

My next trip to NOLA is the week before Thanksgiving (for a conference). If you want to come, keep it in mind!

Sharon said...

I adore the striped top and colorful skirt!  Did this same combo too!  twinzz! :)


elaina said...

You know that my answer (and Rich's!) is a resounding HELL YES!


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