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Things Around N'Awlins

When I first got on the plane and they said we were heading to "Garbled words that did not sound like New Orleans" I thought I was almost on the wrong plane. I thought I had an accent! They certainly have an accent in N'Awlins.

I did one of those touristy bus tours. I had very limited time and wanted to just get a quick overview of the layout. I got to see many really nice houses, the French Quarter, the 9th Ward (still not all rebuilt - very sad), a park, a levy and a cemetery. I'm sure you've all seen pics of those things so I won't bore you with a whole load of pics. But here were two interesting ones.

Park

Spanish Moss
As one of the evening events of the conference, we got to visit the warehouse where all the floats are stored. That was pretty interesting. All this mishmash of characters - from dogs, unicorns, to pirates and dragons (Oh my!). Many of them are made of styrofoam. Never really gave it a thought of what they were made from.

A crown being constructed
Is it real or ????
We then we went to another warehouse for food and drinks. It was designed to look like you were outdoors. If it weren't for the a/c, I would have thought I was actually outside.

Night sky and all

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