New Orleans: Extended Family

My mother was born and raised in New Orleans and still has lots of extended family there. Since I was in town for the Running of the Bulls, my cousin Sidney decided to throw one of his famous pool parties on the following day.

I showed up with a few Austin rollergirl friends, and we were greeted with abundant food, drink, and live music in the backyard.

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Zydeco lunch concert

After Hurricane Katrina destroyed parts of New Orleans in 2007, many people evacuated to and eventually resettled in Houston. And luckily, they brought their culture with them.

A zydeco band is playing in the park today just across the street from the NAFSA Conference. I can almost taste the boiled crawfish… Just wish I could upload the picture.