Hello, Louisiana!

January 7th, 2022|Louisiana|

In New Orleans, for the Tedeschi Truck Band (da blues!) at the historic Saenger Theater, built by the Saenger Brothers. It’s the same size and vintage as the Paramount Theater in Seattle. The brothers made [...]

Katrina Aftermath

April 26th, 2011|Louisiana|

Boarded up house in the lower 9th ward How has New Orleans changed 5 years after Hurricane Katrina? According to the 2010 census, the population has dropped by 30%. The demographics have changed, too. A [...]

Mardi Gras World

April 26th, 2011|Louisiana|

Mike's been working out -note the shapely figure!Mardi Gras World has been in the mega-float business for over 60 years.  Their massive warehouse stores the vast majority of Mardi Gras floats year round, remaking them [...]

New Orleans Traditions

April 24th, 2011|Louisiana|

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo"SERIOUSLY, do not touch the altar"Beads! Beads! Beads!  Someone should figure out how to make these biodegradable, right?Legendary cemeteries - above grounddue to the high water table Beignets (sugary French donuts) and Cafe au [...]

New Orleans – Nat’l WWII Museum

April 20th, 2011|Louisiana|

Why is the Nat'l WWII Museum in New Orleans?Because Higgins, the inventor of this boat, able to land troops on the beach, was from New Orleans.  In 1943, 92% of the U.S. Navy fleet were boats of Higgin's design. General Eisenhower [...]