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Bus Tourists and the Beginning – or – The Invasion Begins

The day started bright and early for our most adventurous youth as we braved the almost deserted streets of the city for an early morning trip to Cafe Du Monde to get caffe au lait and beignets. As we left … Continue reading

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The Day Before the Gathering

While the youth slept in, a team of chaperones rose early and sped into the city on a quick scouting mission. As they left the hotel, a large bank of dark gray clouds could be seen on the southwest horizon; … Continue reading

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The Road to New Orleans

We left Rochester at 7:00 pm with high energy and expectations after the Sending service. Our first bus driver, Jack, took us to La Crosse, then handed over the wheel to Roger. Heavy traffic and road construction slowed our progress … Continue reading

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Night Travelers

We arrived, we packed busses, we prayed and we departed. As we milled about the parking lot between tasks, participants and well wishers alike had the opportunity to enjoy a taste of fine Gulf weather, hot and humid, but still … Continue reading

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There are ANTS in them there hills

After a very successful day at our work site we are ready to return home (the 24 hour bus trip aside) and have intentions to be pulled out of New Orleans earlier than expected. We completed mowing and raking the … Continue reading

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