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 [...]

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