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$1.50 Chocolate Snowball Please!

$1.50 Chocolate Snowball Please!

July 27, 2006  |  New Orleans

Several nights a week, my wife and I cool off with a snowball from Casey's on West Esplanade in Metairie! Many nights, it's the meeting place for several of our friends.Snowballs are a tradition for locals all around the New Orleans area. F… Read More »

Our July 4th Celebration: This year is special

Our July 4th Celebration: This year is special

July 5, 2006  |  New Orleans

For the last 15 years, I have spent my July 4th evenings working the Go 4th on the River Celebration. Each year, the entire Riverfront is crowded not only with locals but also with visitors from the Essence Festival, an annual July 4th weekend eve… Read More »

Rediscover New Orleans!

Rediscover New Orleans!

July 3, 2006  |  New Orleans

I have spent the last 30 years of my life promoting New Orleans. After Katrina, besides my home flooding, I was not called back to work. My job was to promote an attraction in New Orleans. Much has changed in my life in the last 10 months, but the… Read More »

Thank you, 17,500 Librarian Visitors!

Thank you, 17,500 Librarian Visitors!

June 29, 2006  |  New Orleans

If you were Downtown this past week it felt so good to see convention delegates in mass numbers walking the streets, shopping, eating (spending money) and having fun. The American Library Association's annual conference was a huge success… Read More »

The Librarians Are Here!

The Librarians Are Here!

June 22, 2006  |  New Orleans

At last, the wait is over. The American Library Association, the first major citywide convention post Katrina, begins today through June 28. The exhibits will be open June 24-27 in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The conference features a … Read More »

Now is a Great Time to Visit New Orleans!

Now is a Great Time to Visit New Orleans!

June 20, 2006  |  New Orleans

From the New Orleans CVB: The historic areas and tourism core of New Orleans have enjoyed the reputation for being a safe place to be for residents and visitors alike, and more so in the months following Hurricane Katrina. During this time, … Read More »

A non-gamer at Harrah's New Orleans Casino

A non-gamer at Harrah's New Orleans Casino

June 11, 2006  |  New Orleans

My wife loves to play video poker and those new video slot machines (or any slot machine for that matter). I'm not crazy about feeding those things but I agreed to go to Harrah's last night with her just to have something to do on a Saturd… Read More »

Something new for the National D-Day Museum

Something new for the National D-Day Museum

June 7, 2006  |  New Orleans

The New Orleans museum that honors the achievements of the generations that fought in World War II has officially been changed from the National D-Day Museum to the National WWII Museum .. and is now open. The National WWII Museum has opened … Read More »

New Orleans attractions re-open after Katrina

New Orleans attractions re-open after Katrina

June 7, 2006  |  New Orleans

The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas opened Memorial Day Weekend after an 8 month shutdown because of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. It was so exciting to be back in the Aquarium, and it appeared to be even more beautiful than before… Read More »

Mardi Gras in New Orleans, 2006

Mardi Gras in New Orleans, 2006

May 29, 2006  |  New Orleans

Since the NOLA blog started recently, we did not have a chance to mention Mardi Gras this year. It's impossible not to mention, it was so wonderful!Mardi Gras 2006 was a throwback to the way it was meant to be. Lots of locals taking this opport… Read More »