Moments of the Week – #2

A bunch of awesome moments from this week!

(have some of your own? send in a photo/caption to be featured in a future edition of MOW! :)

 

Strawberries marinating in Kombucha at Super Food Bar!

 

My friend Stephanie performing with her band at an Irish Pub on Cinco De Mayo in the French Quarter! :)

 

An awesome veggie meal at the restaurant 13 on Frenchman Street in New Orleans!

 

This was hanging in the kitchen of the place I stayed – ha!! :)

 

One of my salad creations: really digging the mustard as a dressing!

 

On my walks through Algiers (right across the Mississippi River from New Orleans), one of the homes I pass – very cool!

 

Also on Algiers: the gas station from another era!

 

from Cafe Reconcile (employs at-risk youths and teaches them the food service industry) in NOLA: collard greens, shrimp and okra, and sauteed veggies!

 

OK, totally not Paleo and full of sugar, but this bread pudding at Cafe Reconcile was worth it! Now I need to find a good recipe that aligns with how I eat!! :)

 

The day Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) passed away, I spotted this outside a bar on Magazine Street. Awesome.

 

A quick stop in Houston en route to El Paso, TX!

 

An “aerial” shot of my sleeper car aboard Amtrak! I had to hold the camera to the ceiling just to get a good pic – you can even see my feet!

 

Somewhere in Texas: lots of Pecan orchards!

 

The train provides such awesome access to absolutely beautiful country!

 

Manuelito, who I met in Juarez and who I spoke broken Spanish to all day. Very fun to hang out with him!

 

Why yes, that is a Mexican Army soldier with a gun on a horse behind me! :)

 

Thought these vehicles were so cool – spotted them in the part in Juarez. This trio was going by so fast I had no idea how the picture turned out – awesome to see the kid staring right at us!

 

From downtown El Paso – even though it’s a statue, that bird likes to take risks!

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Former life: actor/office worker/virtual assistant; lived in Los Angeles for 11 years. Since then: sold nearly everything, took a $5 flight to Hawaii, lived there for 3 months, wrote an eGuide about all of it, and still traveling. Currently: digital nomad - looking to improve myself, have fun and serve others.

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4 comments on “Moments of the Week – #2
  1. Sally says:

    Thanks for sharing, Nathan. Love sharing in your journey! The train does look awesome! How much did this leg cost? Happy Travels!

    • Nathan says:

      appreciate you checking it out sally!

      this trip (NOLA-ELP) was completely free by using 15K Amtrak points. :)

  2. Phyllis says:

    Great pictures. Glad I didn’t know where you were staying and about the soldier with the gun until you were back in the states!

    • Nathan says:

      :)

      you’ll be happy to know that soldier is actually an ACTOR during a re-enactment – the real soldiers were on the tops of buildings with high-powered, automatic weapons (not kidding – ha!).

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