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Wrapping Up An Amazing Week!

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Above is a picture of our last supper together as a group in New Orleans at Charlie’s seafood. We all had a great time in New Orleans and I think it is pretty safe to say that all of us have lots of experiences to share with everyone now that we are back in Wisconsin! Even though our flight was delayed about an hour on Saturday, we made it back to Oshkosh safe and sound that night. Thank you to all of you who have helped make a trip a success by either donating money, reading the blog, or by just praying for us or thinking of us. All of the support is greatly appreciated!

“Where you at?”

Did you know that when someone asks where you are at in New Orleans, it means how are you? That’s what we learned from our tour guide Mike yesterday in the swamp πŸ™‚

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Above are pictures from our trip to the Battlefield of New Orleans! And below is a picture in front of our second house we worked on this week! We are wearing our awesome Alternative Spring Break trip tshirts. Check it out y’all!

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Greetings From N.O.

Today we started painting on a new opportunity cost house with the St . Bernard Project. We worked with people from Colorado and Arkansas. It was fun and time flew by! Afterwards, we went on a swamp tour and saw turtles, alligators, snakes and a wild boar! Here is a picture we took before we got on the boat:

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Day 4

The New Orleans group went to the Clement Street Farmers Market for goodies this morning then relaxed in a park. Now we are eating our lunches before heading to the job site to work the 1pm-7pm shift.

P.S. It’s a lovely 73 degrees currently πŸ™‚

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Ferry Ride!

After a morning full of painting, the New Orleans crew took a ferry ride to further enjoy the beautiful day. I’d just like to say that it is 82 degrees here. Too bad it is snowing back in WI πŸ˜›

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We also stopped at a glass blowing shop that was featured on HGTV called Rosetree:

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1st Day of Volunteer Work!

We were up bright and early for orientation at the St. Bernard Project! Joining us were volunteers from Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Michigan, Vermont, and Ohio. We found out today’s project is painting and we can’t wait!

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We wrote each of our names on the benches at St. Bernard Project!

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Day 2 Recap from N.O.

After an eventful St. Patrick’s day, it’s bed time in New Orleans. We have to be out the door at 5:45am tomorrow for orientation at the St. Bernard Project office at 6:15. Because I’m super tired, here is a quick recap of our day after we ate lunch at Krystal Burger on Bourbon Street:

 

We saw break dancers called the Dragon Masters in the French Quarter! The picture below shows a guy right before he did a flip over those people!

 

Taylor and Ellie went to the Louisiana State Museum and learned all about Hurricane Katrina. It was cool and a great reminder of why we are on this trip. See picture below.

 

All the sightseeing made us hungry again. So we ate dinner at Huck Finn:

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Finally, before heading back to the Annunciation Mission, we got to witness the St. Patrick’s Day parade. It was crazy and we got many beads and souvenirs!

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Phew! What a day! We are all excited to start volunteering tomorrow! Goodnight and talk to you tomorrow! Sweet dreams from New Orleans!

Sunday = Fun Day

The New Orleans group headed out early for breakfast, shopping and wandering around the streets. Bourbon Street is pretty neat!

Breakfast at Cafe de Monde. The coffee and beignets were delicious!

 

 

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