Wow, we finally arrived in the Big Easy, that is New Orleans for all you newbies out there! Stepping out of the taxi on Dumaine Street, we took a deep breath and felt the southern breeze on our faces. So much history, how can we cram it into four days of exploring and finding out if all the NOLA stories are true or mere folly?
One thing I remember is our taxi driver warning us about is the streets of the French Quarter change at night, “be careful,” he exclaimed,…was this a warning or premonition? My first thought, was he talking about the living or the dead? Never mind I said to myself, I have been reading to many ghost books and need a good night’s sleep.
I have always heard that the French Quarter held many stories of love, passion, murder, deception, voodoo, and hauntings. We were fortunate to be introduced to the nolatourguy.com. He took us to places where we became part of the history. His knowledge and the specific historical facts were incredible. The cemeteries are rich in history and hold many secrets about the lives of the dead, who may be still walking the streets at dusk. After the tours, I wonder if people really die in New Orleans; it seems they stay and seek the attention of the living. I can still hear their night time cries on the streets, and their souls trapped in the walls of the dwellings we visit. Visit New Orleans and see for yourself what I am talking about. It might be wise to contact the NolaTourGuy.com to experience both worlds of the living and the dead.