Rebranding

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I’ve decided to take this blog in a different direction and have added a new tagline: Muddling through Retirement. I plan to write about the ups and downs, challenges and opportunities of being retired.

Today is Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. My husband and I really love New Orleans. His favorite place to stay was Hotel MonteleoneĀ . It is quite elegant, the kind of hotel with a lot of marble and gold bathroom fixtures. The bar is built on a giant turntable and revolves, and there is a swimming pool on the roof. Naturally it is quite pricy.

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On our most recent trip several years ago, we sought a more reasonably priced place to stay and discovered Place d’Armes. It is located steps from Jackson Square and has tons of old world charm.

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As is tradition, we will be having pancakes for dinner tonight. Here is a cooking tip: a waitress at a diner once told me the secret to making delicious pancakes is to add vanilla. She’s right.

I’d love to hear what you think of my “re-brand.” Please leave me a comment.

 

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