New Orleans Aug 31 - Sept 5, 2006
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Well, I suppose a late update is better than no update at all! When I arrived back home I found that my PC would not power up and I ended up replacing the power supply..
There will be no pictures for this trip - I managed to break my camera the first day there! I blame the alcohol!
New Orleans (and Southern Decadence) were great fun as usual. I met a lot of wonderful people and had a great time with the people I traveled with.
I really did not see much damage from Katrina while I was there. Besides being in the French Quarter, the only other areas I ventured to were along the river to the Riverwalk Mall and into downtown. And to and from the airport, of course. In the quarter I did see a few houses that were still boarded up and a few under renovation. The biggest thing I noticed was the number of businesses that were closed. There were a fair number in the French Quarter, but more than half of the businesses at the Riverwalk Mall were closed. The business were not damaged, I just don't think they had employees... All of the locals I talked to seemed really happy to see tourists and everyone was just great!
I will more than likely be returning next Labor Day weekend!