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What should I do while staying in New Orleans?

My family is planning a trip to New Orleans for the week-end. We have three small daughters; ages 7, 5, & 2. What are some fun, "cheap" things we could take them to do? We are planning on the zoo and the aquarium. What else is there?

Lots to do but here are some ideas on a budget. Take them to the children’s museum, mardi gras world, the wax museum, a carriage ride, walk along jackson square and the river walk, a zephers baseball game, the IMAX theater, steamboat natchez, cafe du monde for beinets, take a streetcar ride. Enjoy!

Finding The Living Among The Dead.

Finding The Living Among The Dead. God is the God of the Living
and not the God of the Dead. Speaking of Christ return and reign
on this earth is sometimes difficult to get thru to people. Many
want to denigh that the end is close, many want to denigh that
God will destroy what He has created and many still yet want to
denigh God all together. City after city from the east to west
from north to south has had some kind of destruction based on
the revelations of Jesus Christ. For He said when you see these
things come to pass know that the end is near, even at the door.
Luke 9:59-60; And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said,
Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. Jesus said unto
him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the
kingdom of God. As the morality of mankind becomes farther from
the Word of God, its hard to find the living among the dead,
spiritually speaking. Are there times that we must walk away
from people or even city’s that refuse to hear the truth of the
Scriptures? Yes. Jesus gave us examples of everything that we,
as ambasitors, would encounter. “Let the dead bury their dead:”
Even as New Orleans was reeling from death and destruction, many
yet in that city were trying to open up their bars and clubs,
homosexuals were dancing in the streets hafe naked and stating
that,”Life goes on” Sodom and Gomorrha will rise up to testify
against such people. The govermential system has become corrupt,
legislators are willing to denigh Gods word and pass laws,
legislating sin and debotchery and all manner of filth, we cant
even trust what our government says any more. Here are some
headlines that I thought were interesting. 1. As in
Massachusetts, civil unions in Vermont were granted through
court rulings. 2. Assembly-man had called bans on gay marriage
“the last frontier of bigotry and discrimination.” 3. “Yet, the
truth is that nudity in the home, when handled in a respectful,
matter-of-fact way, is perfectly natural and certainly not
harmful.” In fact, research suggests that children who have seen
their parents nude do not grow up to be emotionally scarred, but
instead are more likely to be accepting of their own bodies and
comfortable with their own sexuality. 4. Officials braced
Thursday for what could be a staggering death toll by readying
25,000 body bags. 5. U.N. corruption cited in Iraq Oil for Food
Program. . 6. Burma Military Closes Down Evangelical Church,
Group Says 7. Eritrea Police Raid Christian Wedding Party
Detaining Couple and Guests 8. Uzbekistan Destroys Christian
Leaflets for Children. 9. Christian Activists Killed In
Philippines 10. Palestinians poison girl for dating Christian,
then burn out his relatives 11. Indonesia Christian Women
Receive Jail Sentence For Converting Muslim Children. Luke 10:11
Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do
wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that
the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. The Kingdom of God is
closer each day to becoming a reality. Man-kinds in-humanity to
man will be judged, mans rejection of the truth will be judged,
mans whoredoms will be judged. Mar 6:11 And whosoever shall not
receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the
dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say
unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in
the day of judgment, than for that city. [Mat_12:36; Rom_2:5,
Rom_2:16; 2Pe_2:9, 2Pe_3:7; 1Jo_4:17] We must learn how to find
the Living Among The Dead. We grieve over the loss of loved ones
but this is not what we are speaking of. We must remember that
we cant turn back the pages of time and change what has happened
in the past. We are looking at today and tomorrow, if Jesus
hasn’t returned. Finding the living{Those that are willing to
hear the truth} from among those that are dead{those that refuse
to hear the truth.} And what is the truth? The truth is that
this world will not last much longer. The mortality of man is
getting shorter and shorter. Many are dieing today of heart
attacks, as the scripture predicted. Rom 1:28-32; And even as
they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave
them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not
convenient;[(Barnes)Rom 1:28 - And even as they did not like ...
- This was the true source of their crimes. They did not choose
to acknowledge God. It was not because they could not, but
because they were displeased with God, and chose to forsake him,
and follow their own passions and lusts. To retain God ... - To
think of him, or to serve and adore him. This was the first step
in their sin. It was not that God compelled them; or that he did
not give them knowledge; nor even is it said that he arbitrarily
abandoned them as the first step; but they forsook him, and as a
consequence he gave them up to a reprobate mind. To a reprobate
mind - A mind destitute of judgment. In the Greek the same word
is used here, which, in another form, occurs in the previous
part of the verse, and which is translated "like." The apostle
meant doubtless to retain a reference to that in this place. "As
they did not approve, edokimasan, or choose to retain God, etc.
he gave them up to a mind disapproved, rejected, reprobate,"
adokimon, and he means that the state of their minds was such
that God could not approve it. It does not mean that they were
reprobate by any arbitrary decree; but that as a consequence of
their headstrong passions, their determination to forget him, he
left them to a state of mind which was evil, and which he could
not approve. Which are not convenient - Which are not fit or
proper; which are disgraceful and shameful.] Being filled with
all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness,
maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity;
whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud,
boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural
affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of
God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not
only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. The
dead that we speak of are those that use the scripture for their
own lust and gain, those that use tragedy to gain unlawfully and
those that are without understanding of human needs and desires
to build a better life for themselves and their familys thru
Jesus Christ. Many are seeking the truth, many are seeking their
way in this world of dispare and destruction. All mankind has a
knowledge of God, there is no excuse, but the dead are deigning
their knowledge, not retaining what they know is right and have
turned themselves into the walking dead of spirit and do the
best they can to turn others away from the knowledge that
they’ve rejected, of these people we can do nothing. So we seek
the living among the dead. Seeking those that are searching for
truth, searching for answers. Many are falling away because of
difficulties in their Christian walk, but Jesus never stated
that it would be an easy life. Many of the good things in life
are difficult to obtain and to hold on to. The same way with
being a Christian. We are hated and despised by many, especially
in these last day. Christians are being tormented and beaten for
their belief in Christ. Persecution and hatred are abounding
around the world over Christianity. Jesus said unto him, “Let
the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of
God.” You have a testimony to deliver, deliver it, you have a
ministry to perform, perform it, you have a life to live for
Christ, live it. Don’t worry about what people think, don’t
worry about what people do, don’t worry about your physical
life, go and preach the Gospel. So ; Let the dead bury their
dead, go and Find The Living Among The Dead. ar

Rev.anthony Smith

New Orleans – Top 5 Travel Attractions

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Alexis Marceaux

New Orleans and Music are virtually synonymous.  I love music, all kinds.  I have my favorites like everybody else, but one of the things I love about New Orleans is there is music everywhere.  I knew early on that I would never be a “Star” since I have no musical talent to speak of, so it is no wonder that I am in awe of those who do.  After lunch one afternoon my husband handed me a CD on his way out to an appointment and said “A client gave me this.  It’s her daughter.  Listen to it and see if you want to catch her live performance later.  She is playing in the Quarter tonight.”  I figured I’d listen to the CD first, before deciding.

 So after seeing him out, I picked up the CD again. “Alexis Marceaux” I read.  “Pretty name”, I thought.  The picture on the cover showed an attractive young lady lying in the grass.    “Cute picture” was my next thought.  I guessed her age to be very early 20’s at best.  Still unsure this would be something I ( in my old age) could relate to, I popped the CD in and “pretty and cute” were not what I was thinking as this big amazing voice filled the room.   Wow, could I relate and I definitely had to reevaluate.  “Powerful” and “Beautiful” were just the beginning.  Of course I was going to see her perform live.  Alexis’  “Elevator Ride” had just become my new favorite song.

The revelations kept coming.  Alexis, young as she might be, was no new kid on the block.  She had played her first public venue at 7 years old and had written her first song at 13.  This young singer-songwriter is also an accomplished piano, harmonica and guitar player. “Talented.”   A New Orleans native, Alexis and her family had lost everything in Hurricane Katrina and had to start completely over.   Katrina might have taken her home, but not her dream to play music.  “Gutsy.”  Her dream to play music in New Orleans, a city she loves. “ Heart.”     

Check out Alexis Marceaux, the young lady with a powerful, big, beautiful voice who is also a multi-talented performer with guts and heart.  I have seen and heard “Stars” with less to recommend them.  I should have known better than to judge a book or, in this case, a CD by its cover.  Find out for yourself.   Alexis plays live venues all over the greater New Orleans area and is scheduled to perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in April.  For more about Alexis and her scheduled appearances visit her website: 

 By Sharon Denise Talbot

USCG – New Orleans Rescue

NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew safely hoist one adult and one child after their boat capsized in Lake Pontchatrain, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009. Coast Guard personnel from Station New Orleans, Air Station New Orleans and Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala. assisted in the search of four people whose pleasure craft had capsized due to rough weather. The other two survivors were rescued by local law enforcement. U.S. Coast Guard video. Visit us at

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New Orleans attractions?

Hey, so I obviously need some help. My family is one of those types that will sit in the room if there is not a specific game plan, so I need some cool New Orleans attractions that will get everybody excited and out of the room.

Do you know of any attractisons/places/or activities that will be fun and family friendly (there is a 16 year old and a 12 year old)?

I know that they enjoy the French Quarter, Jackson Square, and other places like that if that helps at all…

Thanks in advance for all the help! :D

Family-friendly things to do in New Orleans:

Mardi Gras and the Jazz Festival are world famous events, but New Orleans hosts many festivals and celebrations throughout the year:

The Saint Charles Streetcar is the oldest continuously operating street railway in the world and is a "tourist attraction" in its own right. It is part of the public transit system, as are the Canal Street and Riverfront streetcar lines:

Wander around the French Quarter, enjoy the architecture, watch the street entertainers (do tip), and visit some of the historic buildings that have been turned into museums (go to and click on Historic Attractions).

Assuming the weather is good, you can collect a sandwich lunch and eat in the riverfront park (watch the shipping) or in Jackson Square (a very nice park).

The Riverwalk shopping center has an air-conditioned food court with dining overlooking the river ( The Canal Place shopping center is in the French Quarter and has a cinema and higher-end shopping (Saks 5th Avenue, Brooks Brothers, etc.). Magazine Street is a miles-long shopping district:

Louisiana is the only US state that offers tax-free shopping for international visitors:

The lobby for the Westin Canal Place Hotel is on the 11th floor and overlooks the French Quarter. It is a great place for an afternoon drink/snack:(

Preservation Hall has traditional live Jazz, and doesn’t serve alcohol so all ages are welcome:

New Orleans has ballet, opera, a symphony orchestra, and theatre:

There is a free ferry across the Mississippi at the "foot" of Canal Street. It is a short trip but like a harbor cruise w/o a guide:

The Aquarium, Audubon Zoo, and the new Insectarium are world-class attractions ( and you should see them if you can. The Zoo is several miles from downtown. You can drive to the Zoo (which has free parking) or take public transit from the French Quarter.

The Louisiana State Museum is in the French Quarter: New Orleans is also home to a number of other museums, such as the National World War II Museum ( and the New Orleans Museum of Art ( Both can be reached by public transit: The WWII museum is in the central business district but a long walk from the French Quarter. NOMA is not within walking distance of downtown but has free parking. Go to for info on more museums.

New Orleans City Park has a variety of attractions, including golf and an amusement park with rides and attractions for children + free parking. City Park also presents "Celebration in the Oaks" from late November to early January: (

Check and for ideas about other things to do.

A few restaurant suggestions:

Cafe du Monde is in the French Quarter and you shouldn’t miss having cafe au lait & beignets ( Another great coffee shop is the Croissant d’Or (at 615 Ursulines Street), which is open from 7:00am to 2:00pm and has food in addition to pastry.

The Palm Court restaurant is very nice, has moderate prices, and offers traditional live jazz starting at 8:00pm: 1204 Decatur Street, tel 504-525-0200 (reservations are important and they are not open every day). The Palm Court is closed from about July 25th to about September 25th each year.

Maximo’s Italian Grill has great food and atmosphere: 1117 Decatur Street in the French Quarter, (504) 586-8883.

All of the famous restaurants (Antoine’s, Arnaud’s, Brennan’s, Commander’s Palace, etc.) have reopened. The Pelican Club (on Exchange Alley in the FQ) is not as well known but is the same type experience. Reservations are a good idea, and probably essential on weekends.

Tujaques Restaurant (823 Decatur Street) is very traditional and has moderate prices:

Cafe Degas is a very French restaurant near City Park at 3127 Esplanade – which is not within walking distance of downtown (5 to 10 minutes by taxi). They are closed on Mondays & Tuesdays (504-945-5635).

The Napoleon House restaurant is at 500 Chartres Street in the FQ, and has a menu of great local dishes:

The weekly newspaper “Gambit” has a dining guide:

Things for adults to do in New Orleans:

There is always music, but the bands change: Go to and click on Music then Listings or to and click on Listings, then Music.

Note that music clubs often advertise "No Cover", meaning there is no charge for entering. However, clubs with "No Cover" often require that customers buy a beverage each for every "set " of music (which can be every 20 minutes) so KNOW THE PRICE before you sit down. Clubs do that because some people will sit in the club all evening drinking nothing (clubs only make money from the drinks they sell – not from the music). It is also a good idea to pay for each round of drinks (in clubs on Bourbon Street) as it is delivered so there can’t be any confusion at the end of the evening.

An incomplete guide to bars & clubs:

About certain alcoholic beverages: Realize that some famous drinks are VERY potent compared with regular cocktails that have only 1 to 1 ½ ounces of alcohol. For example, a Hurricane is basically 3 or 4 ounces of rum in something like red Kool-Aid, and a Hand Grenade has at least 4 ½ ounces of Everclear + rum + vodka mixed with melon liquor. They don’t necessarily taste like an alcoholic beverage and it is easy to over-indulge.

Harrah’s Casino is in the Central Business District: (age 21 required for entry)

Hope you have a great time!

Great New Orleans Attractions

New Orleans Attractions

Great New Orleans Attractions

Great New Orleans Attractions

It seems as if everything my family use to go to down there is closed like Six Flags. I really can’t find anything that I think would entertain a bunch of college students. We are going down there to volunteer but of course we have to have fun while we are down there helping. What are some happening places down there? Please take this question seriously, don’t reply with an answer if its not helping. I will report you because its in the rules.

There’s still tons of great shopping and eating to be done in New Orleans, to say nothing of all the great music there is to be heard. The French Quarter shops are mostly open, as are the Warehouse-Arts District and Magazine Street shopping district. And the festival season will kick off Labor Day weekend with Southern Decadence.

Before you go, visit the Offbeat or Gambit Weekly web sites and check the entertainment listings for the shows, clubs and festivals that will be going on while you’re there.

Catch a show by one of New Orleans’ brass bands. Some of the best brass bands are New Birth Brass Band, Rebirth BB, Forgotten Souls BB and Soul Rebels BB. It’s a mix of jazz, funk, hip hop & sometimes r n’ b that’s great for dancing, and truly captures the spirit of the city.

Every Sunday, at Tipitina’s, there’s a Cajun Fais Do Do from 5pm-9pm. If you can, go one evening that features Bruce Daigrepont. His band is one of an elite few that are preserving the true spirit of Cajun music while updating it and making it relevant for a modern audience. Even if you don’t know anything about Cajun music, it’s worth going just to watch everybody dancing and to see this historic club. 501 Napoleon Ave.

Go to Mid-City Lanes, for bowling, music or both. They have lots of great rock, funk and zydeco shows, and you can bowl even if the band is playing. Geno Delafose, George Porter and Snooks Eaglin are among the best acts that play here pretty regularly. 4133 S. Carrollton Ave.

Go on a Haunted New Orleans tour with New Orleans’ greatest tour guide, Robert Florence. His company Historic New Orleans Tours is the best in town. I promise you won’t regret spending a couple hours with him as he tells ghost stories about the city. Tours happen daily, rain or shine. Visit the web site for the full list of available tours.

The Audubon Zoo & Aquarium have reopened

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, a Smithsonian affiliate, has great folk, primitive and outsider art exhibitions.

Visit Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World. It’s a little bit hokey, but it’s still fun to see the factory where many of the Mardi Gras floats are made and view them up-close.

You could try to catch a Tulane University football game:

Eat muffalettas at Central Grocery, 923 Decatur Street.

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