April 2018 New Orleans APA Conference

Our first major trip since "the accident". We found that New Orleans is a walking city and that doesn't fit with our recovery levels very well yet. Driving and seeing was good but we didn't get to do or see all we wanted to. It isn't a very handicapped-friendly city, either. After leaving Diana's APA conference and driving to Avery Island, LA, Galveston Island, TX and visiting family in DeSoto, TX went much better.

Thu/Fri, April 19-20 - A nice drive from Johnstown to New Orleans - just gets greener and greener. Western Louisiana reminds me, very much, of Iowa.

Nice night in Shevreport NOLA model in our hotel Wyndam Garden New Orleans Hotel's interior APA location The line-up French Quarter traffic Quarter tour

Sat, April 21 - APA Conference Start

Conference Center Line Up

Sun, April 22 - APA Orientation Bus Tour

Tour guides A common sight - balcony breakfast New construction between old Base of removed Confederate statue Beignet stop Moss laiden tree Park structure Restaurant entertainmwnt Mississippi Lighthouse Famous graffiti One of many cemeteries Sculpture near Saints Stadium Fleet's In

Mon, April 23 - APA Conference

In the vendor area Another booth Outside a hotel Outside a hotel Following a trolly

Tue, April 24 - Conference ends, short tour of the French Quarter, then to the bayou.

Diana at a Bead Shop Fluer-De-Lis tatoo on Meter Maid Jackson Square On the Mississippi Diana and Noel with Jackson Square behind Riverboat Riverboat Monument along the river Cafe DuMonde Penny Squisher in the cafe $2 for 3 Beignets Diana at out table Yum! Art for sale along Jackson Square Sign on Jackson Square fence Diana and Noel Jackson Brewry Penny Squisher in brewry no it's not... Along the way More weirdness Souvenior shop Squisher in shop Bubba Gump Gump squisher Jean Lafitte National Monument In the Visitor Center NOLA map

Tue, April 24 - ... then Avery Island.

Tabasco Museum by/buy the gallon! Jackson Square On the Mississippi Diana and Noel with Jackson Square behind Riverboat Riverboat Monument along the river Cafe DuMonde Penny Squisher in the cafe $2 for 3 Beignets Diana at out table Yum! Art for sale along Jackson Square Sign on Jackson Square fence Diana and Noel Jackson Brewry Penny Squisher in brewry no it's not... Along the way More weirdness Souvenior shop Squisher in shop Bubba Gump Gump squisher Jean Lafitte National Monument In the Visitor Center NOLA map

Wed, April 25 -

Thu, April 26 -

Fri, April 27 - We drive from Galveston to DeSoto, TX to visit with some of Diana's relatives and spend the night with her Aunt MaryJo. A great visit, dinner and gift of some old pictures she had. First pics are from that evening. The second set are the old pictures she gave Diana. If you have additional information about the subjects in the pics (names, dates, activity) please let us know.

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Sat, April 28 -