River Region Inn
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You can't really come to New Orleans and not go a cemetery tour. Our guide Ernie was not only informative but fun, so you actually learn a lot about the history of the city while you're at it, as well as getting to explore St Louis Cemetery Number One. This is where the infamous Marie Laveau is supposedly laid to rest. There are numerous stories about it, and not all share the same opinion. I'll not say too much about it, so you can all go find out for yourselves! ...
Scott went off to Conference early this morning. We walked down towards the water & came across a Tourist information where we booked to go on a Swamp trip to see alligators, we also booked a paddle steamer trip on the Mississippi River tomorrow. When we left there we went to a famous cafe Le Monde to sample the famous bel...... Which are like donuts covered in icing sugar we then took the boys to the Children's Museum, they had a great time there it was ...
... walking into a rock concert. As we got closer we could here live music. I'll call it a mash of sounds because it wasn't just one band playing cleanly through the air but rather a circus fairground cacophony of screams, shrieks, laughter, and music coming from all directions. There were neons and people in costumes, but nothing like a Mardi Gras, like I'd been told. Halloween was only a week away but it had already started to make an appearance. Most people had ...
... outgoing group of participants who knew how to have a good time! We all bonded and got to know each other very well, and have started to email outside of the program. Joyce recommended that we consider organizing a trip together as a group again some time. The dynamic of our group of participants was astounding. I really felt like I had a family away from home and could not imagine having a better experience for my first program.
I will miss just about everything besides ...
... white. It's crime rates are double the national average. You have to be careful when leaving the safe areas of the city, but it's also very interesting. No way would you do it at night, you would get mugged or hurt.
Something I had not really thought about was the impact of hurricane Katrina. It's easy seeing this through a TV screen and remaining distant from it; I now have a new found empathy for what they went through. The further out of the main parts of town ...