For those wondering, all of the New Orleans tourist areas and convention
areas are fine and have been for some time. You can visit New Orleans, have a
great time, and never see any of the devastation that still remains. There is
still plenty to see and do and more restaurants are open now than before
There is still years of work left to do. But it is getting done. Slowly, but
surely. Many thanks to the number of volunteers who still continue to help.
For any who are interested, here are some pictures of my Momís house before
When we were first allowed back in:
I decided I wanted to get a closer look at what tried to kill my city. Where
the levee broke on the 17th Street Canal:
After we had recovered what we could think of and called the strippers in:
Some pictures from the Lakefront area - mostly West End Park:
/katrina/nola dec 2005 lakefront
But it is not all doom and gloom. Here are some pictures from New Orleans
New Yearís Eve, 2005 - just a few months after Katrina:
And again, from NYE 2007 - I donít
think any more people could have fit in the French Quarter:
Something associated with New Orleans that we all know and love - FOOD!
mostly superseded by here:
Think I need to schedule another trip soon so I can get my fix!
P.S. Wasnít sure where to put this, but Carnival helped with some
temporary shelter for the first responders. Two Carnival ships in New
Orleans just look so natural!
Mississippi and other states were also affected by Katrina, with the
Mississippi Gulf Coast taking a direct strike. Here are some pictures from a
visit to Mississippi about a year after Katrina: Click Here