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FC: Mrs. Chopp Hours: 3/4 | Nouvelle Orléans | By: Anne- Marie Dahms | | | | |

1: New Orleans | New Orleans, also named the "Crescent City", is commonly known for its cultural diversity and it heritage. Sitting one hundred miles north of the mouth of the Mississippi River, this French founded city is one of the largest and most well known metropolitan areas in America that is quite popular for tourism. |

2: A Little about New Orleans | New Orleans was first known to be inhabited by the Native American Woodland and Mississippi cultures until about 1718 when French governor Jean Baptist Le Moyne named the area Nouvelle-Orléans, or New Orleans in French. Its purpose was to be the first crescent high ground above the Mississippi River mouth. In 1762 and 1763, the French sold Louisiana to the Spanish and New Orleans was made a city of free people of color. Much later in 1803, Louisiana was sold to the French who, 20 days later, sold it to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase. On August 29th, 2005, hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans as a category 5 storm flooding eighty percent of the city and breaking four levees. Now, seven years later, eighty percent of the population returned the city's cultural and ethnic background holding up to its name as "the city that never forgot." |

3: -The French Quarter -The New Orleans Saints -Lake Pontchartrain -French Bakeries -Aquarium of the America -Jackson Square | Places to visit | -American Aquatic Gardens -American-Italian Renaissance Cultural Center -Arts Market of New Orleans |

4: Places Pertaining to History | -Beauregard-Keye's House -Benachi-Torre House -Bourbon Street -Brown House -Buckner Mansion -The Cabildo -The Castle's House -Christ Church Cathedral -City Park | -Coliseum Square Park -Columns Hotel -Edgar Degar's House -Eiffel Tower Building -Elms Mansion -LaBranche House -Lafayette Cemetary -Lee Circle Louis Armstrong Park Louisiana Supreme Court |

5: Activities to Enjoy | -TheNew Orleans Saints -Mississippi River Tours -The New Orleans Healing Center -Bayou St. John -Frenchmen Street -French Market -Harrah's New Orleans -St. Louis Cemetery -Woldenberg Park -Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots -Jazz and Heritage Festival |

6: -Mardi Gras -Mercury Injection Studio Arts -Michalopoulos Galleries -New Orleans African American Museum -New Orleans Artwork at New Orleans Glassworks and Printmaking Studio -New Orleans Center for Creative Arts -New Orleans Voodoo Museum -New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park -New Orleans Museum of Art -Ogden Museum of Southern Art | Artsy Places and things to do |

7: This here is a map of the French Quarter (also known as the Vieux Carre, or Old Square), which was created in 1722 when a hurricane came and washed through New Orleans. After the natural disaster, the grid of the famous French Quarter was created. | A Map of the French Quarter |

8: On average, New Orleans has a fairly mild climate with its lowest average temperature at 45 degrees Fahrenheit and the highest at an average of 91 degrees Fahrenheit. The best possible time to visit would most likely be September with temperatures in the seventies and eighties and an average precipitation 5 inches. Some things to note are that the month is the warmest month is typically July and the coldest as January. Also, June tends to be the wettest month while October is the driest. | Climate to Consider |

9: The Culture of New Orleans | Of course, because New Orleans is in the United States, English is used heavily with very little French spoken, if any, although it New Orleans is well known for its French Founders with the architectural treasures they left. Many people in New Orleans are known as Creoles, or people of European descent, mostly French or Spanish born in the New World. In New Orleans, Creole also refers to the language and food of people from Africa as well as people who came to Louisiana as slaves and mixed with the French and Spanish. New Orleans folks also mixed with people who originally came from Canada or settlers traveling throughout the United States. Or course, there is also the jazz and love for food by all of the mixed origins. Unfortunately, a lot of this unique culture was washed away with Hurricane Katrina and are left with only a memory of the amazing culture of New Orleans. |

10: Mardi Gras! | One thing very well known about New Orleans is Mardi Gras! It all started in 1699 when Pierre Le Moyne celebrated his arrival to the mouth of the Mississippi River on Shrove Tuesday. Soon enough, the celebration became a tradition- first being private where special guests were invited to the masquerade balls and feasts. As time edged on, the idea became more public to the city with parades and parties. Today, Mardi Gras is a multicultural festival that brings together rare historic artifacts, detailed costumes, spectacular displays, and attracts millions from around the world. |

11: Journal #1 | *Ding-Dong* "Folks, right now we have put the seatbelt sign back on meaning we are beginning our descent in New Orleans, Louisiana. I'd like to thank you on behalf of myself and my crew for choosing oDelta airlines. The time is 11:33 a.m. here in New Orleans on this beautiful day in February with fair weather at 63 degrees and clear. Once again, thank you for choosing Delta Airlines and have a nice stay here in New Orleans." Butterflies are filling my stomach, the excitement is overwhelming- Mardi Gras is tomorrow! I had been waiting for this trip since winter break was over and Kansas doesn't have much to offer geographically and culturally. There is so much to do here in New Orleans with so little time! Our hotel is right on the famous Bourbon Street in the French Quarter so our family will of course have one of the best views of the parade tomorrow. I can't wait! Until text time, au revoir from New Orleans! |

12: Right now we are here in the Royal Sonesta hotel on Bourbon Street, New Orleans is so interesting! We have already visited Jackson Square with the famous statue of Andrew Jackson. Right along the street there are fantastic street performers playing classicNew Orleans jazz. The French Quarter has such unique architecture mixing both French and Spanish styles. To the west of Jackson Square there is the St Louis Cthedral with its amazing Spanish architecture. In a few minutes, we are taking a carriage tour, until tomorrow, au revoir! | Journal #2 |

13: Today is February 21st- Mardi Gras! I am so excited and the parade is about to start in a few minutes! Is seems as if the whole city of New Orleans is here to see the fabulous parade. The police are starting to have trouble to keep the growing crowd back as the minutes tick by one by one. Could 8:00 come any slower? Right now my family and I are on the balcony of our hotel with a clear view of Bourbon Street. One minute to go! Oh! I have to go, the parade is beginning! | Journal #3 |

14: Unfortunately, today is our last day in New Orleans is to very saddening. I probably are way too much food here because it is quite fantastic. In Kansas, there isn't any ocean nearby so fresh seafood is hard to find or any delicious Gumbo offered at restaurants, it's a shame. We did so many things in New Orleans including a tour of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, home of the New Orleans Saints, which was amazing! | Journal #4 |

15: New Orleans versus Kansas City | -2,000 feet above sea level -relies on trains for trading -consists mostly of caucasians less humid weather -is prone to have snowfall -is covered in plains | | Despite the fact that New Orleans and Kansas City are both situated in the United States, they have a lot of differences. To start off, while New Orleans sits five feet below sea level, Kansas City is roughly 2,000 feet above sea level. New Orleans also relies of ports for trading while Kansas City mainly uses trains of importing and exporting. Also, New Orleans is much more culturally diverse with the French, Spanish, African, and Caribbean backgrounds and Kansas City is mainly Caucasians. Plus, New Orleans has as many marshes and swampy areas as Kansas City has the plains to offer. Some things both cities have in common are that they are the largest city in their own state. Another likeness is they are known for their amazing food and their rivers. On the climate spectrum, both cities are known to have tornadoes frequently because of their frequent dramatic changes in air pressure.

16: How New Orleans has affected me | The journey to New Orleans has affected me mostly by helping me understand the uniqueness the city has to offer. From Mardi Gras to the Mississippi River, it has taught me how diverse New Orleans is. I have learned much about Mardi Gras since I visited during the holiday and saw how the festival ties the city together. I also got to spend time not worrying about problems back home and just enjoying myself on vacation with no expectations to follow. It I have learned that it is good to just get away and relax. I know for sure I will take the diversity from New Orleans that has rubbed off on me and I intend to share it with the world around me. |

17: The Fantastic impact this journey has inflicted upon me | In this journey, I have learned that sometimes it is good to get away and relax and not worry for a few days to reflect on your life and enjoy its beauty. | "The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination." -Don Williams |

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