Steamboats.org Homepage  
  not logged in.
           forgot password?

Not much news from New Orleans

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-09-2010, 12:40 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Rock Island, Illinois mile 480 UMR
Posts: 3,860
Default Not much news from New Orleans

Its a cold blustery day here, but I guess we're getting about 8 inches of snow back home, so relatively speaking it isn't bad. The city is still basking in the warm glow of the World Champion Saints' Super Bowl victory - the parade is tonight and while it is tempting to stay hunkered down in this warm apartment and watch it on local TV, I'll venture the 11 blocks over to Canal St. to be there in person. I doubt if the cold will keep many away. They are using 12 floats from Mardi Gras krewes which the krewes have kindly loaned for this effort, since there was no time to build special ones. It is hard to believe that Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday is just one week from today, as the purple/green/gold decorations are outnumbered by the black and gold here in the FQ at least. I imagine that after tonight's parade, the switch will be flipped to Carnival again. Thursday night begins the daily procession of parades. I've been in town for 48 hours already and have only taken one trip on the NATCHEZ. The 2:30 on Sunday was cancelled so crew could get home for the game, and we just ran the 2:30 yesterday. That is the only trip scheduled for today also. I spent most of the trip in the dining room visiting with one of the NATCHEZ' legends, Edna James. If you've ever ridden the N., you've probably met Edna in the dining room. She has been with the boat from the beginning, and along with the late Geneva Robinson has been an unofficial member of the Dow family. I'm posting her picture here to jog your memory - you may not remember the name, but you'll remember the person. She, Iola Booker and I were the M&F caterers - a name we gave ourselves years ago when we would be making 3000 finger sandwiches and other finger foods for charters. The letters were related to what a long ago departed F&B manager referred to the 'grunts' in the dining room(in contrast to the sweet young things)... over the January layup a lot of painting was done, the decks are sparkling. New carpet was put in the dining room, but the colors are so similar to the old that it probably is going unnoticed. The chairs were also redone to match the carpeting. But there were no major alterations made, apparently. I haven't traversed the whole boat yet, but here are a few pictures from yesterday. By the way, we have high water, very high for this early in the season, around 14 feet. The boils in the bend are swirling away, as is the eddy along the east bank by Toulouse St.
1) Edna James
2) new carpet and upholstered chairs in dining room
3) at Toulouse St. at 14 ft. river stage, Saints flags flapping briskly

more pix later, this is a very slow connection
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0943.jpg
Views:	100
Size:	31.9 KB
ID:	4959   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0940.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	52.8 KB
ID:	4960   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0935.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	28.6 KB
ID:	4961  

Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Greetings from New Orleans! Judy Patsch River Talk & Cruises 1 10-28-2008 03:13 PM
Off to New Orleans Judy Patsch River Talk & Cruises 0 10-28-2008 03:28 AM
V T S New Orleans Ted Davisson River Talk & Cruises 0 04-03-2008 02:01 PM
Good News from New Orleans & Point Pleasant Keith Norrington River Talk & Cruises 0 12-29-2006 07:39 AM
QE2 to be in New Orleans Judy Patsch River Talk & Cruises 10 11-30-2006 09:41 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
All content on this site is copyright protected and may not be re-used without written permission.
Bookmark and Share