Monday, January 24, 2011

New Orleans - Day 2

We woke up our second day in New Orleans and went down to eat a big breakfast.     Before we went to New Orleans I talked to my NO expert, Doghouse.    He let me know that we should plan an entire day if we were going to the WWII museum.    I am so glad that I talked to him because he was so right.   

We arrived at the museum right after they opened and stayed all day long.    I know you are probably like we were when you look at that photo.   How in the world did you stay all day long in that museum?    You won't believe the sheer volume of history they packed into three stories of that building.  

This bomb shelter was outside the museum.    Big Guy squeezed inside and then we read that it was made for multiple people.    It made us all claustrophobic just to think about squeezing inside that little shelter and waiting for the danger of the bombs to be over.

I took this pic of Little Guy standing in front of a Sherman tank.     Shermans were built by the Ford motor company.    It kind of gave new meaning to build "Ford tough".

The rest of the photos in this post were taken by Big Guy.    One of the thing that makes the WWII museum so incredible is that there are no replicas.   Everything you see was actually in the war.    Everything has a story.     Despite the fact we were there all day, both hubs and I said we could go back again and spend even more time reading all those personal stories.

I forgot to mention that before we started our tour of the museum we went and saw the 4d movie produced by Tom Hanks called Beyond All Boundaries.    WOW!  WOW!  WOW!    You have to see the movie if you go.      I definitely suggest seeing the movie before you tour the museum.

After all those hours in the museum we were exhausted so we went to Mother's restaurant and enjoyed a long lunch.     

My feet were killing me so I begged the boys to let us go back to the room for a while.   After we got there they realized that a big football game was coming on so they decided it was a good idea to stay in for the rest of the night.   Ha!   


Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Ooh, fun! One of our favorite places in New Orleans. We've been two times, both before Katrina. In fact, the first time, we only allotted a few hours, and didn't even see a third of the museum. The second trip (just two months before Katrina hit), we allowed the whole day! And we've both said that we feel like we could go back and see more and not be disappointed. I didn't realize they had a Tom Hanks movie, so that sounds like a good reason to go back :)

You guys must love history too, we love these kinds of places and just wish there were more closer to us :)

The JR said...

We've eaten breakfast at Mother's. Their sandwich menu looked fantastic.

Crystal said...

Sounds like y'all had a great time. The WWII museum looks fascinating, we'll definitely have to go next time we make a trip to New Orleans. Thanks so much for the kind words on my blog post, it really made my day!