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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, located in the heart of New Orleans alongside the mighty Mississippi used to be one of the preeminent aquariums in the world with over 10,000 fish of over 500 species. Then Katrina came. Nearly all the animals died with the exception of the white alligator, the birds, a 250 pound sea turtle, the otters and the penguins. Apparently, a few police officers checked in daily to feed the animals and I heard a story about one policeman who brought ice for the penguins everyday. Continue reading

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Spring has sprung (but it’s still chilly)

It’s late March and we’re still in hats and coats, but we’ve had many sunny days. The flowers are blooming, birds are migrating back through here on their northward journeys home, and festival season is about to explode into a non-stop overlapping calendar of food, music, crafts and costumes. Continue reading

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