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The Mighty Mississippi in New Orleans

What is it about large bodies of water that make me want to sit and linger, relaxing in the soothing rhythmic waves? When I caught sight of the Mississippi River along the Riverwalk in New Orleans I had to stop, pause, and take it all in. The sight. The smell. The sounds.

The Mississippi as seen from the Riverwalk in New Orleans

I love the water.

A Riverboat on the Mississsippi

I could sit and watch it all day. Whether it would be the Mississippi River, Lake Erie or the Atlantic Ocean.

A Frieghter on the Mississippi

I could have spent every waking minute along the banks of the Mississippi watching the boats come and go.

It’s hard to imagine that something that was so peaceful last week could be so destructive and cause so much devastation this week in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. My thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected.   

This post is linked to Travel Photo Thursday at Budget Travelers Sandbox.

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InsideJourneys

Friday 31st of August 2012

Like you, I love the water, looking at it, being in it. But I'm so aware of how dangerous it can be and as I read, I couldn't help thinking about Isaac. Great shots!

Lisa

Friday 31st of August 2012

Love your pics and I couldn't agree more - I love to be on and around the water - it's so peaceful and calming. Have never been to New Orleans but would love to visit someday - hopefully all is well there!

Margaret

Thursday 30th of August 2012

I love walking along the water, too. There's so much going on, but it's also somehow relaxing.

sabrina

Thursday 30th of August 2012

I'm with you - large bodies of water make me wanna stick around too. So sad to think what nature can do :( Hopefully all will be well!

Becca@R We There Yet Mom

Thursday 30th of August 2012

What a sweet post - it is such a calm river isn't it?? We pass over it several times a year with our travels and I always feel a sense of importance when we do.

I hope you link up this week to Friday Daydreamin'!!

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