A VISIT TO NEW ORLEANS

August 5, 2009


My family and I, eleven strong, recently ventured south to New Orleans to celebrate three birthdays and one wedding anniversary.  All came within the month of July so, traditionally, we all get together for one big celebration.    New Orleans is a great destination city although the remnants of Katrina are certainly still visible in some parts of the Garden District, the Ninth Ward and along several canals radiating east.  Our second son graduated from Tulane University AND had his 40th birthday during our visit so it was an appropriate destination for our little band of travelers.  We were there four days and found a great “deal” on a rental in the Garden District. Five bedrooms, four baths, a game room, a marvelous patio and only two blocks from St. Charles Avenue.  The accommodations were completely adequate for our needs and the logistics to and from the French Quarter were quite satisfactory. 

As you might suspect, the food in New Orleans is one of the main attractions for the city and the number and verity of restaurants is truly mind-blowing.   We did not hesitate to “eat our way” from the river to Bourbon Street, and frequently.  One of the most pleasant surprises was the WWII Museum.  Even the grandkids were impressed and it’s very difficult these days to impress teenagers.  The museum is fairly new and details our involvement in WWII from Pearl Harbor to VE Day.  The exhibits are divided in to two sections, the European Theater and the Pacific Theater with ample descriptive information; both visual and text.  The stories were very inspiring, yet heart rending and covered both sides of the effort; i.e. the Allied Powers and the Axis Powers. My father served in the Pacific Theater so it was very interesting to see pictures of the locations he worked while involve those three years. There were many personal letters, memos, documents, artifacts and pictures presented in the museum and you definitely realize that tragedy existed on both sides of the conflict.    In closing, I can definitely recommend to you a visit to the museum if you are  in New Orleans.  Go when you have about three hours because it will take that much time to absorb the complexities of the presentations.  No pictures are allowed but there are many books available as you leave the facility.

Visit to WWII Museum in NO

Visit to WWII Museum in NO

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18 Responses to “A VISIT TO NEW ORLEANS”


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    • cielotech Says:

      Thank you Leoma, This visit was excellent in that we were able to expose our grandchildren to information about WWII. They had no idea as to the extent or length of the war and the terrific exposure to harm our men and women in uniform made. I can certainly recommend to you this trip.

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    • cielotech Says:

      Hello Lovegra. Thank you for taking a look. The museum at New Orleans is truly magnificent. If you are ever in the city I definitely recommend you go in. Allow about 4 hours for your visit. There is that much information in the building.

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    • cielotech Says:

      Hello Marisha. My family and I had a great time in New Orleans and the museum was a wonderful surprise. Hope you can go someday. Again,thank you for the kind words.

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    • cielotech Says:

      Hello Tracy. The museum in New Orleans is truly fascinating. It depicts events during WWII, both European and Pacific Theaters. I can definitely recommend it to you. AND, many thanks for the kind comments.

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    • cielotech Says:

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