New Orleans

American Queen Steamboat

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Our trip was the first to celebrate the American Queen’s 25th anniversary.  We took this wonderful 9-day round trip that started and ended in New Orleans. The trip was in exchange for covering this for amazing journey for Senior News & Times of Illinois. The American Queen is the largest steamboat ever built. She was […]

Marvelous Days in New Orleans

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This past February my husband Keith and I got the chance to board the beautiful American Queen Steamboat out of marvelous New Orleans. We took the 9-day round trip Southern Sampler trip up. We traveled up and down the Mississippi River in exchange for covering this for amazing journey for Senior News & Times of […]

tractors at Mardis Gras

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How many of you were looking for tractors in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Mardis Gras parade? We were! The American Queen Steamboat was docked by the River Walk. With a day in town before boarding for our hosted river cruise – which I was covering for Senior News & Times for Illinois – we […]

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The National World War II Museum

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While most people visit New Orleans for Madris Gras or Bourbon Street, or even perhaps for the Creole history or food, my husband wanted to go to the National World War II Museum.  Keith is a true World War II history buff and when we headed south this past February, we decided to divert from […]

Volunteer's Reproduced LCVP Landing Craft at World War II Museum

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The National World War II Museum is a wonderful place and the volunteers that work their add a lot to it.  It is especially impressive when efforts of volunteers can bring a boat back to life and that is exactly what volunteers at the National World War II Museum did with the LCVP Amphibious Landing […]