Trip Start Jul 14, 2010
9Trip End Jul 21, 2010
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We got our directions at breakfast and headed out to the Big City Park in the heart of New Orleans to find a man named Jim; however, we didn't have an address, so we were like the blind leading the blind. So after driving around for about 15 minutes we saw a volunteer truck and turned into a beautiful spot near a lake. We were told that Jim would be there soon, so we spent about another 15 minutes enjoying ourselves on the dock (including Pastor Rockey trying to push Rachel off the dock) until Jim and the other groups showed up
We didn't know where we wanted to go, so we looked through the GPS and decided to head over to St. Louis Cathedral; however en route the GPS took us across Bourbon Street Elizabeth saw someone she and Pastor Rockey knew from Tennessee so Elizabeth and Rachel were told by Pastor Rockey to get out of the car and go chase him down. So out we went running down Bourbon St screaming "Mr. Norby!" and finally we got his attention and then met back up at the car. After that fun encounter we continued to the cathedral and we came across a Cafe Pastor Rockey and Martha had been to called Cafe Du Monde and had beignets. After our snack we decided to walk around the block watching the street performers and going into some of the shops. We weren't able to go into the Cathedral because of a wedding, but we had fun walking around the square. We then went back to Camp Restore for dinner. For dinner we had homemade Jumbalaya (delicious!) and then did our Bible study and then headed to a worship open to the whole camp
Tomorrow we're off to do some work in homes ruined by hurricanes and then after we clean up we're heading over to our hotel, The Sheraton, and will check into the National Youth Gathering. We then will have the rest of the day and Saturday morning into early afternoon to ourselves and then Saturday afternoon the NYG opens with the mass event! Thanks to everyone again for all the support and prayers.
We've now made it possible to comment on pictures and we may not have internet at the hotel, but we will write a blog everyday and may have to update multiple blogs at one time, hopefully, we'll be able to post everyday! Lots of Love, Us