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Starting to make plans for upcoming trip to New Orleans in March. I've searched the internet for brochures, travel guides, etc. and haven't been able to come up with anything. Everything appears to be Pre-Hurricane stuff and not available. We've never been to New Orleans and will probably never return so we want to get "as much as possible" out of this trip. RCI sent a note in the mail today that states if we want to go very far, many of the roads require identification and that they are only available for locals. We are palnning to take some "grubbies" to help but don't know who to contact. Any ideas? As you can see, I don't know what to plan for and need some help! :eek: Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
 

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Nola

The downtown area is ok with most places are open and operating. Public
tanspotation is running in the downtown area, Garden district, zoo.

You would need to avoid areas like the 9th ward, New Orleans east and any
pockets that sustained damage. Much of this area has not had much done
as far as cleanup repair.

There is still alot to do and see and the food is as good as always. Everyone
needs to plain a vacation or trip to New Orleans this year; we need the tax
dollars and you can tell your grand kids you helped bring New Orleans back
to the city it was.
 

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Retailman, I appreciate your response. Who do we contact to find out what we can do to help? Names and phone numbers would be great.
 

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Grayline has a new tour to seeHURRICANE KATRINA
“AMERICA 'S WORST CATASTROPHE”
effects. After this tour, you'll have a better understanding of events pre and post Katrina and the rebirth of New Orleans!

This'd be a great way to see the wide swath of damage.

The only trip I ever heard that my great-grandparent took was via the train from Seward, NE in 1907 to SF to see the devastation from the earthquake. Touring any catastrophe helps us to comprehend the past and prepare better for the future.

Have a great trip and fill us in on your details.
 
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