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The Pacific and Inland Northwest are some of the most beautiful places on the planet. I know, I know. I'm biased, but it's true. In any direction from Spokane, driving a single day, you can find almost any climate and ecosystem. And yet, I want to go further. I want to see more. I want to see every place on the planet, famous and without a name. As Melody Truong said, at only 13 years of age, "I am in love with places I have never seen and people I have never met."

New Orleans,

I love you!

New Orleans is warmer in November than home. I ran around in the sunlight and wondered at the frazzled glitter of the place. I could spend a year here and never tire of the sights, smells, and sounds. Street bands and fortune tellers share the streets during the day, while bars and revelers fill them by night.

This street band, in particular, caught my ear. I followed their sound floating amidst the crowd for a few blocks. Then, I sat entranced for several songs before I bought some CDs and wandered on. I wish I could have stayed all day. That's the problem with travels; I'm often torn between wanting to experience every possible bit of the new thing I found and running to find more new things.

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All photos (C) Ryanne Jones 2012 - 2017 

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