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    Memories of New Orleans

    As Louisiana, Mississippi and the surrounding Gulf Coast continue to struggle in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, I want to pay tribute to the great city of New Orleans that I had the pleasure to visit a few years ago:












    This beautiful city will recover and shine again.

    My thoughts and prayers go to all those affected by this terrible disaster.

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    Re: Memories of New Orleans

    Thanks, Tim. I went to NOLA first in 1977, again for my honeymoon in 1987 and more recently in 2000. I feel like I know the "city portion" of NOLA relatively well. It is on my list of top 5 cities in the US. I adore to visit, eat, shop, and just play in NOLA. As a matter of fact, the entire Gulf Coast is fascinating to me. I find it equally saddning to see the distruction that has been widespread throughout this great area. I can hardly imagine what it is like to experiennce such devistation over such a wide area. I hope the South will recover one day and return to the glory that it normally posesses.

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    Re: Memories of New Orleans

    I've been so fortunate to have been able to visit this amazing city three times, each time having an even more glorious time than the last. The history, the people, the charm, the shadows, the other hurricanes, the music, the food, the memories and so much more. My prayers and thoughts are there. And I hope to be again someday too.
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    Aww im so sad to see such a city being distroyed by the weather i havent actually got to go, but i was planing on it sometime this yr becuse its history is so cool and i have a bit of an obbsesion of vampires and rumour has it they exist in that area hehe
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    Re: Memories of New Orleans

    rumour...?!
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    I was so glad to have been able to see it before the damage caused by the flooding. I even got to visit an area cemetary (I imagine they'll still look cool after the waters go down, but likely crookedly cool....)

    Cafe du Monde, Brennan's, Cajun Cabin and Preservation Hall, I hope ya survived in tact.

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    Re: Memories of New Orleans

    I've been there twice, once for Mardi Gras. Such a beautiful city. Let's hope the city recover's quickly and in time for the next Mardi Gras.

    Now that's going to be a party!
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    It's shocking to see all the landmarks totally devastated.

    I hope they'll be able to rebuild everything and make it as good as new, but I'm afraid it's going to take years!!

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    Re: Memories of New Orleans

    My wife and I regret not driving down there in March 2004. I can't help but feel heartfelt sorrow for those going through this. Many wishes and hugs to those who need help.
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    Re: Memories of New Orleans

    I keep getting depressed about the situation when I watch the news coverage or look at the pictures online. I've always thought New Orleans was a pretty cool place that I'd like to visit, but I've only just passed through quickly once when I was young and on a roadtrip with family. We didn't really even stop to see anything. I always said when i was a teen that I would love to go to Mardi Gras or at least visit the city but that I didn't want to go until I was of legal drinking age (that being part of the fun). Then when I did get older I was waiting for that right opportunity, that perfect group of friends to go enjoy it with... I fear i may have waited too long.

    I felt a little awkward saying it, but since they were already brought up, I too relate vampires with NOLA. I've been fascinated with vampires most of my life and that city is so important, especially in Anne Rice's world of vampire lore that it is one of the first things I think of. I keep imagining in my mind stories of how these vampire characters might be dealing with the current situation. I guess maybe it's my way of escaping the saddening reality of it all.

    Living along the Gulf coast myself, experiencing so many near misses with past storms, it's very sobering to witness what these people are now going through. I don't think I'll be so quick to get aggitated next time I'm sitting in my dry house with only a lack of power to complain about during a storm.




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    Re: Memories of New Orleans

    Maybe I am being a pessimist- but I don't see how it will ever be the same. The NO that someone like me will see will be vastly different from the one that existed prior to this disaster.
    I won't know it since I have never been.....but it just seems like it won't be the same.

    On edit to add that my company is donating 3million to the effort- and opening a support line for people to do more- nice to know that.....
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    Re: Memories of New Orleans

    i am so heartbroken over new orleans, we were planning to go there again during christmas. we had also hoped to have our wedding there in the garden district and have our reception at commander's palace. hard to think that so much of it is gone or damaged.it's my favorite city ever, even over paris!
    please be afraid.

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    I saw some footage of the coastline and could barely recognize what's left of the church where my brother and his wife got married. If you've not been there , one of the really beautiful things about that area was all of the old brick buildings with all of their history. Those a re irreplaceable.

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    Re: Memories of New Orleans

    I love the French Quarter. I love coffee and beignets at Cafe Du Monde. I love the old architecture. I love the cool music streaming out of every club on Bourbon Street, and the amazing food you can get there! It breaks my heart to see such devastation in a town I love so much.

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    Re: Memories of New Orleans

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilema
    I saw some footage of the coastline and could barely recognize what's left of the church where my brother and his wife got married. .
    I have your family in my prayers Wilema! Big hugs coming out to you.

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