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Re: North Louisiana Boxers
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #921686 by zinni
Mar 9, 2016 1:27pm
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Our house is not in any danger, but the surrounding towns and parishes have had a lot of damage. I hope these links work. You may have to cut and paste the link.

https://www.facebook.com/Snowbirdbob/videos/555405234621618/?fref=nf

https://www.facebook.com/bossiersheriff/photos/pcb.958426217597738/958425944264432/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/weather.kayleigh/photos/a.123562197720966.24820.116969858380200/991187230958454/?type=3&theater

Schools are closed and government offices are closed. People have been told to stay home and off the road. Evacuations are beginning in some areas.
Re: North Louisiana Boxers
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #921704 by zinni
Mar 9, 2016 2:08pm
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My daughter and grandsons are being evacuated now. It is so hard to be so far away. Please pray for everyone in this mess.
Re: North Louisiana Boxers
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #921707 by Acorns4u
Mar 9, 2016 2:16pm
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Prayers for all of the people who are affected by the rain and flooding.
Flood Report
Board: State: Louisiana
Aug 16, 2016 10:19pm
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Hello!

Just wanted you all to know that we are high and dry in all of this devastating flooding.

I am hoping the same is true for the rest of you.

Take care,

MC ;-)
Re: Flood Report
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #933057 by Mama Cache
Aug 17, 2016 9:01am
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I'm so very glad to hear that. :)
Re: Flood Report
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #933057 by Mama Cache
Aug 17, 2016 7:52pm
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Glad you are safe. So, no flooding in your area?
Re: Flood Report
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #933057 by Mama Cache
Jan 3, 2017 2:12am
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BlackBerrypatch here,

I'm just seeing this as we are preparing to move in 4 months. Our home flooded and we lost everything. The flood was something here in Central, Louisiana. We are well, but displaced and extremely tired. We found a place to rent for now. We were homeless for several months. It was strange to see 21 years of marriage on the curbside, in front of our home.
We are selling the home we lived in for 11 years. It would be hard to rebuild it, and we intended to buy a new home now that we are both finished with our educations. Our kids are leaving for college in April so we've decided to move out west. We are looking for rental property out there until we can buy, relocate, and find work.
I hope the rest of you are well. I loved getting to know you all. If I don't see you before we leave for the mountains please visit us anytime!
Kindly,
Blackberry Patch
Re: Flood Report
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #939962 by Blackberry Patch
Jan 3, 2017 8:13am
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I'm so sorry for all your soggy troubles. We were lucky to escape flood damage. Two more miles further down the road and we'd have been in a big mess.

We hate to see you go, Blackberry Patch, but wish you the best and a happy life in the west. Maybe our paths will cross again on the trail somewhere.
Re: Flood Report
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #939974 by zinni
Jan 8, 2017 1:46am
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I am certain that our paths will cross again. Where are you now? It sounds like you are close to southern Louisiana?
C
Re: Flood Report
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #940264 by Blackberry Patch
Jan 8, 2017 10:02pm
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I'm in the same place. North Louisiana about 30 miles from the Arkansas border. Let me know if you come this way. There are several new, good letter boxes.
Re: Flood Report
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #940311 by zinni
Jan 8, 2017 10:30pm
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I will. When my husband leaves for Utah I'll be here with my two kids, we may make a few trips before we leave the state.
Re: Flood Report
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #939962 by Blackberry Patch
Jan 10, 2017 7:57am
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I've been off the grid for a while. I'd like to see you before you move, if that's possible.

If you still have my other contact info, get in touch with me. I've lost most of my contacts in a computer mess.

So sorry to hear that you all flooded. We stayed dry, but we have many friends who did not and have spent time helping them recover. What a chapter in the history of this area!

I'd like to stay in touch.
~MC
Re: Flood Report
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #940363 by Mama Cache
Jan 25, 2017 12:11am
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I'd like to see you too.
225-715-9941
Re: Flood Report
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #941117 by Blackberry Patch
Feb 5, 2017 6:12pm
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I will try to call soon. *hug*
Planning Louisiana Letterboxes
Board: State: Louisiana
Feb 14, 2017 2:28pm
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We're visiting Louisiana this coming weekend on a very short trip to the Gulf. I plan to plant as many letterboxes along the way as my family will tolerate. I'll feel very lucky if that # equals three, which is also the number I've carved specifically for the state. *fingers crossed*
Re: Planning Louisiana Letterboxes
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #941873 by Quiet Place
Feb 14, 2017 5:03pm
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Hopefully near LaPlace, as werk sometimes takes us there...

I should have some ready to go for there anyway, so shame on me.

LB
Long time away
Board: State: Louisiana
Apr 4, 2017 6:14pm
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Hey, y'all!
I jumped on board with letterboxing several years ago. I loved it and planned on sticking with it for the long term. But life. Anywho, I have picked up my little ladybug stamp and I'm back on the trail. A shout out to Acorns4u, for helping to draw me out of weeds. ;-) I appreciate your new boxes, planted right in the middle of my stomping grounds.
I plan to do a little carving, too.
Hopefully, we will meet on the trail soon.
Re: Long time away
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #944053 by The Purple Ladybug
Apr 4, 2017 6:24pm
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Welcome back! :-)
Re: Long time away
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #944053 by The Purple Ladybug
Apr 4, 2017 8:32pm
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Had I know you were there we could have met up to exchange. Excited that plan to plant some in the area. I will definitely look for them next time I get down there. Welcome back to our wonderful obsession.
Re: Long time away
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #944065 by Acorns4u
Apr 5, 2017 5:31am
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Thank you! I'm very excited to be back.
Visiting New Orleans!
Board: State: Louisiana
Oct 9, 2017 12:44pm
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My noxer (but indulgent) hubby and I will be visiting New Orleans next week for just a few days. I would love suggestions on boxes as well as restaurants, bars, tours, etc.

Looking forward to visiting such an intriguing city!

Mama Stork
Cincinnati OH
Re: Visiting New Orleans!
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #952324 by Mama Stork
Oct 9, 2017 4:02pm
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I visited New Orleans last year and did a little boxing while there. If you're up for some sightseeing while boxing, I would recommend Six Feet Above and Southern Sweets in the Garden District. Both fun plants! I took the street car down to the Garden District, great option!
Re: Visiting New Orleans!
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #952324 by Mama Stork
Oct 9, 2017 4:44pm
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Off the beaten path, I suggest Jacques Imo's (http://jacques-imos.com/). Drago's in Metarie is quite good as well.

And maybe there is a Gumbo Nightmare nearby...

LB
Re: Visiting New Orleans!
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #952324 by Mama Stork
Oct 9, 2017 5:44pm
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I second the Jacques-Imos suggestion. It’s my favorite restaurant in Nola (and we lived there for five years.)
Re: Visiting New Orleans!
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #952324 by Mama Stork
Oct 11, 2017 6:53am
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Drago's -- especially the oyster bar -- is a favorite stop of ours.

Red Fish Grill, Deanie's, and Mr. B's Bistro are also wonderful.

~MC
Re: Visiting New Orleans!
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #952406 by Mama Cache
Oct 11, 2017 8:33am
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The double chocolate bread pudding at Red Fish Grill (first block of Bourbon off Canal) is a MUST. My husband and I get it once a year.

If you are interested in learning about Mardi Gras at all, a visit to Mardi Gras World is fun and informative (and you'll get a piece of king cake out of season!). They have free shuttle pickups several places in town.

Shopping on Royal Street in the French Quarter is fun- antiques, art, kitchy stores, pralines, not super touristy.

Ghost tours/cemetery tours/historic tours of all kinds are available, even at the last minute. Well worth the price. Competition to be a tour guide is fierce, so you have to be on your game to get that gig.

New Orleans is home of the cocktail, and the best place (imo) is the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone (Royal Street, 2 blocks off Canal). Their signature cocktails are delicious and creative, and the bar rotates (one full rotation every 15 minutes). If you're lucky, Marvin will be serving- he's my favorite bartender.

Enjoy! It's a magical city!
Re: Visiting New Orleans!
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #952344 by SunshineRD
Oct 12, 2017 3:22am
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Thanks--we are actually staying in the Garden District, so that makes it easy!
Re: Visiting New Orleans!
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #952406 by Mama Cache
Oct 12, 2017 3:23am
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Thank you all--will add your suggestions to my list. Trying to have options without overplanning; a true challenge for me.

Can't wait to explore!
Re: Visiting New Orleans!
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #952456 by Mama Stork
Nov 20, 2017 9:39am
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Can't wait to explore!

When will y'all be in NOLA? The Crabby Ol' Man and I are currently here. I've been here since the first of Nov, on a 13 week assignment but he only just got here a few days ago so we haven't had a chance to get out and box or explore yet.
Re: Visiting New Orleans!
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #953906 by Texas Wench
Nov 20, 2017 7:53pm
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2CoolCats and I will also be there next week. I've made note of the suggestions.