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Well, ive been in Louisiana for the past two weeks. Baton Rouge, Houma, Morgan City, New Orleans and surrounding areas.

I just have to say that im very thankful for what i have everyday in life now. I know Gustav didnt hit New Orleans as hard as Katrina did, but Gustav did more damage in places around new orleans that surpassed Katrinas wrath.

Canal St. and Bourbon and the French Quarted were ALIVE AND KICKING! I had my first experience in a Casino, and have a new love for Cajun Street Music. I loved stopping on the street and listening live. Of course, i only got to have fun a couple times.

New Orleans is great in some areas. The people are the nicest when you get are in surrounding cities, people that had lost everything made food for us, gave us things such as ponchos and umbrellas when it rained.

I was with my company called Wackenhut, an armed security company.

Has anybody else been to New Orleans? How was your experience. Cause, i cant wait to go back when i have more time to do things.

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Paul! Howya dooin'? :) :) I've been to New Orleans two years running now. Friends of mine have an apartment in the Pontalba building on Jackson Square (the front door literally opens up onto the Square).

You're right, the peeps there are among the nicest I've ever met anywhere. We had a chance to hang with some locals at a surprise party for my friends, and they're awesome folks.

Did you go to any clubs there? Jean Lafitte's Pirate hangout is cool if for nothing but the history behind it (the strawberry dacquiris were in little bitty plastic cups and cost $5 each). And the Madame LaVeau House of Voodoo is a trip.

There's also a club there called The Dungeon, which inside is just like the name promises, very weird stuff. And the Handgrenades... oh yes, the handgrenades... ask someone next time you're there about those. I've gotten in more trouble with those... :laughing: :laughing:

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Great to see you kiddo! :)

I love New Orleans Paul! I have family there just outside the city in Pearl River & Slidell. The food, how about the food? I hope you got the chance to sample some of the food, (hopefully homemade) cause it's the best, and you won't find anything like it anywhere else!

And yeah, they are the nicest people. ;)

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The Food...Oh My BUDDY CHRIST THE FOOD was SO good!

I thought food on Boston Harbor was the best ive had...nope...New Orleans has topped it. Those frech donuts in powdered sugar, not sure of the spelling but the pronunciation is ben-yay

They should also play the music on radio stations across America, if people dont get a chance to hear it, they are definitely missing out!

I remember everybody's spirit was just amazing, Hurricanes(the drinks) were so cheap as to say, Hurricanes are nothing to us! The spirit of New Orleans after a hurricane is that of The United States as a whole after 9/11.

I remember this T-Shirt i saw that i will always remember.

It said in Big White letters

FEMA's Plan for Katrina:

Plan #1: RUN YOU MOTHER%!@$* RUN! LOL

All in All, if you havent had a chance to Visit the city, its a great place for party people and non party people. Not only can you have a great time there, you can explore a whole new world of History. Just Think, Bourbon St. has been there since the 1800's The Canal St. Ferry. Andrew Jackson Square.

I Love New Orleans!

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Those frech donuts in powdered sugar, not sure of the spelling but the pronunciation is ben-yay

Beignet. The Cafe DuMonde is the historical place that makes those, and it's right on the corner where we stay. Andy went there every morning and brought me back a beignet for breakfast. :grin:

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All this talk of gumbo and beignets, I'm sorry, I just had to...

I Will Play For Gumbo

Jimmy Buffett

I don't smoke I don't shoot smack

But I got a spicy monkey riding on my back

Don't eat beignets too much sugar and dough

But I will play for gumbo

Hey I will play for gumbo

It started in my grandma's in her kitchen by the sea

She warned me when where she told me "son the first one's free"

It hit me like a rock or some Tae-Kwon-Do

'Cause, I will play for gumbo

Oh Yeah, I will play for gumbo

A piece of french bread with which to wipe my bowl

Good for the body, good for the soul

It's a little like religion and a lot like sex

You should never know when you're gonna get it next

At midnight in the Quarter or noon in Thibodaux

I will play for gumbo

Yes, I will play for gumbo

I'm not talking quesadillas or a dozen Krispy Kremes

Or a pile of caviar that's a rich man's dream

No banana split or filet of pompano

No, I will play for gumbo

Yeah, I will play for gumbo

A piece of french bread with which to wipe my bowl

Good for the body, good for the soul

It's a little like religion and a lot like sex

You should never know when you're gonna get it next

It could be it's that sausage or those pretty pink shrimp

Or that popcorn rice that makes me blow up like a blimp

Maybe it's that voodoo from Marie Laveau

But I will play for gumbo

Hey I will play for gumbo

Now the Sauce Boss makes his cookin' on the stage

Singing and a-picking for his nightly wage

Sweating and a frettin' from his head to his toe

Playin' and swayin' with the gumbo

Prayin' and buffetin' with the gumbo

A piece of french bread with which to wipe my bowl

Good for the body, good for the soul

It's a little like religion and a lot like sex

You should never know when you're gonna get it next

At midnight in the Quarter or noon in Thibodaux

I will play for gumbo

Hey I will play for gumbo

I will play for gumbo

I will play for gumbo

I Will Play For Gumbo

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Also...did yall know that you can drink almost everywhere down there, even in the Riverwalk Mall!

They even have liquor in Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, all the gas stations. It may be that im so excited cause i live in Alabama, the Belt Buckle of the Bible Belt here in the south. They dont even sell 40 oz beers here. But in New Orleans, everythings bigger, and cheaper, no holds barred. I thought everything was bigger in texas

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