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Date Posted: 05:51:02 07/13/17 Thu
Author: with anything (further)
Subject: More than qualified to comment."Ventured" out daily, as did many others, above, by their comments. 1. It's a city, an old city. 2. It sits on a river, with marshes around. 3. Get over yourself, because the majority really enjoyed themselves, and you are in a very small minority who would find fault
In reply to: Ventured out :-( 's message, "Two different things being talked about here. The event went smoothly and the host hotel was fine. The negative comments are from those who ventured out into the surrounding areas. If you did not leave the hotel or riverwalk area, you are not qualified to comment on Nola." on 05:12:09 07/13/17 Thu

Being an old city there are several things: charm, historic value, and age. Any "old" city on the European continent has it's own, unique flavors and, dare I say, smells. Even "new" cities have just the same. Try NYC, Times Square on a hot, sultry night - simply awful. Parts of London by the Thames is even worse; and if you want to go on about the mustiness, stay in a hotel along those banks or the banks of the Rhine in Germany. New Orleans didn't come close to these for us and we did go out both day and night.

The charm and historic value of New Orleans presented us with teachable moments for our children. The Napoleonic Code is still in existence in many of the laws, the architecture harkens back to another time, and not generally found elsewhere in NA. Although old, we found the city cleaner and far more attractive, if you will, than many US cities (NYC, LA, Boston, Philly, and parts of Chicago and KC); it seemed to be washed every night, litter was at a minimum at best, and there was art everywhere, from sculptures to galleries, to street vendors.

The weather and humidity was no more oppressive than Orlando or Nashville, the river breezes helped when we went to check things out and learn about the city. We found ourselves enjoying all that New Orleans had to offer and more.

We were not aware of the rich art available right along with the abundance of music and then there was the food! We've eaten ourselves into next week with all that was there.

It is so sad that you are so closed to the cultural aspects that were afforded to anyone who visited and have to pick on really minor inconveniences, and really, what the OP complained about (and what you allude) were really minor in the whole grand scheme, right?

Guessing folks like you just like to complain.

To the committee, what a well-run event in a great location!

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  • I ventured out. Loved every minute of it. Warehouse district, Garden district, French Quarter, Bourbon Street (that was a hoot), and of course the Riverside. (NT) -- Fabulous, diverse city!, 05:51:10 07/13/17 Thu

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