Well friends my wife and I just got back from New Orleans. If you’ve never been, it’s a fun town with a lot of culture, history and wonderful people. Founded by the French in 1718 it was then ruled by Spain for 40 years. It was sold to the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. During the War of 1812, Colonel Andrew Jackson saved New Orleans from the British. You’ll find his statue standing on Jackson Square looking surrounded by historic buildings including St. Louis Cathedral. Walking the square you’ll find artists painting and selling beautiful paintings and maybe even someone to read your future with Tarot cards.

Over the years, New Orleans has been dealt many blows. Major war battles, recessions, depressions and of course multiple hurricanes. When talking to the people who live there you find their love of the city runs as deep as its swamps and they wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. It’s a great city and a great place to visit.

Ask anyone living there or that has visited and you’ll get a varied list of recommendations for things to do and places to eat. Some of mine are the National World War II Museum, cemeteries and St. Louis Cathedral.  With its triple steeples and ornate interior, you’ll never see a more beautiful church. My eating tip is the Acme Oyster House a part of the area since 1910. Filled with good food, wonderful sights and interesting people, you don’t have to be a drinker or partier to enjoy this great town. Take care all!