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Wild Wayne TV presents Kermit Ruffins Live at Vaughan's in New Orleans

Famous trumpet player and Satchmo disciple Kermit Ruffins performs live at Vaughan's in the heart of New Orleans' Bywater. Brought to you by

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The Davy Crockett Explorer Canoe Ride at Disneyland

Canoe ride at Disneyland. Paddle’s Up! This is a quick look at the Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes filmed in HD in 2008 at the Disneyland Resort. This is one of those unique attractions that is definitely more interactive than most as it takes teamwork, but could fast become a tradition for anybody once they experience how relaxing and fun it is. From the sign: Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes are free floating vessels. Children age six or younger must wear the floatation vests provided. Adult sizes are also available.

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Pete Fountain – 2008 French Quarter Festival

Pete Fountain opens the 2008 French Quarter Festival in New Orleans

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City of New Orleans

This is a video dedicated to the Illinois Central’s most famous daytime train. It mostly contains footage of MSTS, but there is a clip or two of TRS2006 and an excursion train me & dad followed to Cookeville back in October of 2005. Enjoy!


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New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings 27:30

Vikings won a big match against Saints, the Monday Night Football, on 6th October

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oil fire rig fire off the coast of New Orleans La Deepwater Horizon

oil fire rig fire off the coast of New Orleans La Deepwater Horizon Video Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic

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Part 2 Open Cell Vs Closed Cell Foam Insulation Explained Jeff Haag with New Orleans based EnviroGreen Spray Foam Insulation continues a discussion about the difference between open cell and closed cell foam insulation and when to use each.

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New Orleans – French Quarter Festival

New Orleans is known for it’s parties and festivals. The New Orleans French Quarter Festival is one of the least known but increasingly popular festivals in New Orleans. This article offers some information about The French Quarter Festival along with links to resources.


New Orleans is a place of magic and wonder, music, parties and fun. The French Quarter is at the heart of everything. If you are looking for an experience that is uniquely New Orleans then The New Orleans French Quarter Festival is for you.

Who Dat Do Dat - New Orleans - French Quarter Festival

Who Dat Do Dat – New Orleans – French Quarter Festival


The French Quarter Festival occurs every spring and is Louisiana’s largest annual free music festival. During the French Quarter Festival nearly 20 stages will be spread around the French Quarter and over the 4 day weekend play all types of music. You will hear everything from Jazz, both traditional and contemporary to Latin, rock to blues, Cajun to Zydeco and any other type of music you can think of. There will be both local and international stars.
Then there is the food. Local restaurants offer dishes that will satisfy every budget and taste. There are over 60 booths offering dishes like Cajun meat pies, po-boys, jambalaya and crawfish étouffée. You can sample drinks like Hurricanes, a drink that will blow you away and tropical punches. Prices vary but range from $3 to $10.

Here are some interesting facts regarding the New Orleans French Quarter Festival:

During the 2013 celebration the French Quarter Festival marked its 30th anniversary.

The first French Quarter Festival occurred in 1984 and was started as a way to attract residents back to the FQ.

The main sources for the funding of the French Quarter Festival are:


Sales of merchandise, food and beverages

Fees from vendors

The gala in April

When you take a look at attendance you find the following among the 574,000 attendees:

The Top 5 States in attendance -Louisiana, California, New York, Texas, Florida – visitors from 37 states have been reported.

The Top 5 Foreign Countries are – Canada, United Kingdom, Norway, France, Germany – visitors from 12 different countries have been observed.

The French Quarter Festival has a major economic impact on the local economy. An analysis conducted by the University of New Orleans found:

The French Quarter Festival 2012 had a total economic impact on the New Orleans area of more than $259.5 million. This included:

$126.6 million in direct spending

$132.9 million in secondary spending

$18.3 million in state and local tax revenue.

The French Quarter Festival hires over 1,400 local musicians during the weekend of the French Quarter Festival

So if you are looking for a taste of New Orleans on a local level. Check out the French Quarter Festival in April each year. For information contact: (800) 673-5725 within the U.S. or (504) 522-5730. Or visit:


Resource Links: New Orleans French Quarter Festival

New Orleans Online: Music Festivals – French Quarter Festival



Southwest Airlines Increases Flights to New Orleans

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 7, 2005

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announced it will increase its daily flight schedule to New Orleans with the addition of two new flights starting on Oct. 17, 2005. One flight has been added to accommodate demand earlier in the day with the other giving an additional option in the early afternoon.

Following Hurricane Katrina, Southwest returned to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on Sept. 20, 2005, with two daily roundtrip flights between New Orleans and Houston’s Hobby Airport (HOU). That schedule will be boosted by two additional roundtrips each day.

Southwest’s schedule from New Orleans on Oct. 17 will be:

     *(new) 9:05 a.m. from New Orleans – Arriving in Houston at 10:10 a.m.

     *11:50 a.m. from New Orleans – Arriving in Houston at 12:55 p.m.

     *(new) 2:35 p.m. from New Orleans – Arriving in Houston at 3:40 p.m.

     *5:20 p.m. from New Orleans – Arriving in Houston at 6:25 p.m.

Schedule to New Orleans:

     *(new) 7:45 a.m. departure from Houston – Arriving in New Orleans at 8:45 a.m.

     *10:30 a.m. departure from Houston – Arriving in New Orleans at 11:30 a.m.

     *(new) 1:15 p.m. departure from Houston – Arriving in New Orleans at 2:15 p.m.

     *4:00 p.m. departure from Houston – Arriving in New Orleans at 5:00 p.m.

“We have a long history of responding to passenger demand with added flights affording reliable, dependable, low fare air service,” said Colleen Barrett, President of Southwest Airlines. “We take pride in the knowledge that we will, as always, be a Good Neighbor to our good friends in New Orleans, and we look forward to growing incrementally with them and being part of the city’s rebirth.”

Since commercial air service to the city will be limited for some time, Southwest has initially focused its service into Houston Hobby where Southwest has a significant presence with a wide range of destinations for its New Orleans Customers.

New Orleans Travel Advisory

We ask our Customers traveling to/from MSY to be aware that ground transportation is limited and curfew restrictions may be in place throughout Jefferson Parish, the City of New Orleans, as well as the surrounding area. All transportation, hotel, and/or other arrangements need to be confirmed before departure. You may check the State of Louisiana’s official website, for the latest information and assistance provided by the state government for citizens impacted by Hurricane Katrina.

Media Contact:

Public Relations of Southwest Airlines



+1-800-I-FLY-SWA or +1-800-435-9792

en Espanol:

+1-800-VAMONOS or +1-800-826-6667

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A Drunk Guy Passed Out on Bourbon Street

I was surfing the web one night and came across these pictures of a drunk guy on bourbon street. I almost called the cops in New Orleans before they did!

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