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Landing craft used for amphibious landings of troops and equipment in WWII were built by Andrew Higgins and Higgins Industries of New Orleans. Originally opened as the D-Day Museum, The National WWII Museum founding historian Stephen Ambrose (of Band of Brothers fame), wished to pay tribute to Higgins. That is the reason this museum is in New Orleans. On par with the 911 Memorial in NYC, The National WWII Museum is a… Read More

There is a new word I’ve learned while back in New Orleans, lagniappe. It means “a little something extra.” Some say it describes the “attitude” or “vibe” here.  Thought to be Spanish in origin, pronounced “lanny-yap” I think it’s an appropriate adjective. Everything here is a bit exaggerated. Certainly the weather has also fit the moniker. I can’t think when I’ve been this hot and sticky.  But I am not complaining. Even… Read More

It was a great, hot, day along the Gulf coast of Alabama, Mississippi and into Louisiana. We made stops to visit the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi (where they unfortunately allow smoking) and some property we used to own outside Pascagoula. We arrived in the Big Easy to a typically humid, sweltering day. Our first order of business was to try to find the neighborhood where I used to live as a… Read More

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