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Friday, July 6, 2012

Vintage New Orleans Airline ads.....Dave's Sim shot......."Aviation Appreciation Society(North American)Convention......Kicks off.........♥

A couple of older Aviation Ads......... "Beckoning" you to fly to New Orleans........I remember when Delta Airlines actually had an office in the Central Business district, in New Orleans.....♥.

The "Delta"....... Blue's.......are alive and well......here...♣


"Continental Airlines"....,
Come and stroll the "Mississippi River Walk"


Of course,"United Airlines"....to the
"French Quarter".......'Dauuuuuling'......♥
DAve.......was a bit 'fussy' cause there were no "Jet Airplane's".....in this post.......;b........Since I aim to please.......DAve, I got your Jet plane pic right here..........guess what it's one of the  "Screen"  shots you sent me off your computer the weekend that Giulia flew to New Orleans.........
DAve flew to MSY via Computer "Sim"....... How Cool is that!!!!!!!!!!!
DAve....the bridge shown here is the "Huey P Long" bridge....it isn't the bridge showing.....in the pics of us girls at the Mississippi river....That Bridge is the "Crescent City Connection" bridge.......if you look in the background you see the tall buildings....there is where the CCC bridge  is...can't really see it.......and notice the twists and turns....of Old Man River....
I thought it was the same bridge too....DAve..........♥.






Do you have 6 hours  to kill...........Ha Ha??
..Please join me....
for the first 
 'Leg'....
of the
"Aviation Appreciation Society(North America)....branch..........

Miss Giulia's trip here to New Orleans...........We sure did get started right where I left off........in Feburary,
when I was in Ottawa.......visiting her!!!!..
except it was 100 degrees.......here
 and it was  only 5 degrees in Canada........♥♥♥..............

 
Exit to my House...........after leaving MSY............

Yes Virginia.........You can literally drive up and get your "Daiquiri's"
..........from your car....here!!


of course.......you
"CAN'T"....... drink it in the car..........

There are Laws........
and this piece of masking tape..........
over the straw hole thingie......Scary HUH???.........Powerful........"Deterrent"...........:)


Giulia holding only at the 10 O'clock position...........which leaves the other hand to drive the car.........:)

Now, Don't try this at Home.....!!!!........the straw was inserted before getting home......but only for
"Demonstration purposes"...ONLY...........:))))



The next  morning ..drove to New Orleans........and started our day at the Mississippi River front.......
Yea we were fresh as daisies.........
Me, Missy GG, and my Dear friend, Linda.........


Me and Linda.......with the "Cresent City Connection" bridge.....in background.....

Crossing the Mississipp River, heading into New Orleans...............Saturday Morning......


Such a lovely statue........at the Riverfront.........but that Damn bird......would not budge............
It did answer to the name ............
DAVE......Mmmmm...........♥


I want to live here............♥


Miss Giulia.....being Fun......♥


Yummy Beignets............give me some Sugar.........GG...........♥

Those 2............Hamming it up..........♥

Missy G........holding that light pole up........up.........
I swear I saw the biggest smile on that Light!!!!!!!!!
 

Here are some "Beignets"......from the world famous....... "Cafe Du Monde"......in the French Quarter.........
they are so Yummy
and the powdered sugar get everywhere.......
I like to take a bite and blow the sugar all over......the place......!!!...
Its a lovely way to start.....your day here in
New Orleans.........!!!.

    
MissTwa.....Hates........
having her picture taken........
too bad they don't have "FONT"
 for talking with "Clenched Teeth"...............
Grrrrrrrrrr ♥

    
Linda and GG......with Jackson Square in background........♥

"Cafa Du Monde" in the background....
and a sign....
telling a bit of New Orleans.......history.......♥.

Peek-a-boo.............♥


The Famous "St Louis Cathedral".....in Jackson Square.....
was so Beautiful......inside this old church.........and it was a place to get a respite from the UNGodly Heat..........
besides........
we didn't know how much trouble we would get into......
so Hey............
Could use all the help we can..........right???
Tombstone....at St. Louis Cemetary #1.......It belongs to
 "Marie Laveau"..........
Some say the "Voodoo Queen" of New Orleans..........
gifts are left at this particular "tombstone"...........in sets of three".........
here you can see 3 X's.....
and must mean........something "Secret"...and "Sweet"....I will bet....??!!.
xxx~~♥


Come on......Missy.....
"Dave"
 is gonna take us on a Buggy Ride..............♥


DAVE............!!!!
how sweet of you,
 to come in on your Day Off.........
to take us for a ride.........:)))


Our Buggy ride about to be "Kicked off"......(Yes Pun)
the Lady in cowboy boots was our Lovely tour guide........♦

Some of the most Beautiful Architecture.........
"Shotgun" Houses.........
looking like delicious gingerbread......♣


Simple "balconies" everywhere........with the Hot Summer Wind.....blowing the ferns.......
It was about time for a long
 Summer Nap or better yet........
Some "Hot Summer" Playtime...........!!!!
  
Dammit GG..........
quit taking pictures.......
your cutting into our drinking time......♥


Views that can take your breath away........
as well at the Summer Heat.........I can imagine a time.....when you would see  'sheer light' curtains......blowing in many windows...!!!!!!!!!!!


Small "Tokens".....of Love...... that have been left..
 for those long gone.........
See.......... Love has no "Time Line".......♥ 

2 small rose buds.......I left.......on this tombstone.......
Beautiful.....
against the Hot Mason tombstone!!!!!!!!!!!



Pat O'brien's courtyard.........
and the world famous "Hurricane"........drinks.......
the only thing wrong with this picture.....
is that the Hurricane glasses are NOT empty.............:)
and didn't take long.....
for us to get with the program........♥


Please come back.......for the next installment......
of The "AAS's"......Convention to New Orleans....!!!???
We have a lot more memories to share.......♥
I surely do Appreciate you taking the time.......
to visit.....!!!
and like  the "Welcome's"....here
 in this part of this Country.......
"Always" make yourself at home!!!!!
xxx~~♥

24 comments:

Giulia said...

Evening, Jules! What a great surprise to see this post tonight! Makes me miss you so much... :(

I can't believe it's already been a week.

Those pics are super--but the captions make me laugh out loud! Poor Dave! How does he get mixed up in this? He is an innocent bystander...lol

The pics don't capture the damn HEAT and HUMIDITY that day, that's for sure. :)

AND for the record...I still am shocked at the drive-thru booze hut. LOL!!!!

More later... 'nite Miss Julie xo

getjets said...

Putting this "Post" together.....was 'bittersweet'..........yes....such Good Times...shared...I won't ever forget........♥......Aviation brought us together.....Freindship will keep us forever!!!!!!!!!!



As for DAVE..........Hmphh.....!!

being an 'Innocent bystander'..........well he should have thought about that....before he was born........LOL....Kidding of course.....♥
'Victimhood'........suits him............LOL....besides I'm running out of friends........;)))))

Again I want to Thank you, again.. for all the lovely gifts you gave..but most I Thank you for your Friendship......♥
All my Love GG........
Jules

Dave W said...

Well well well,

What can I say?

Firstly, that is definitely not me taking you for a ride (I always wear my straw hat with the holes for my ears to keep the sun off my follically challenged head!) LOL!

Secondly, Aviation Appreciation Society? Pah! I can't see a single aircraft - just a whole lot of Magaritas!! GG, that woman is corrupting you I say! :)

But those pics? Damn, I wish me and the Luc were there too (as I look out of my window at the sheets of rain coming down!)

And that bridge - I flew over it the other day in the sim, so cool to see it for real!!!

Glad you guys had such a wonderful (gin soaked) time!

We'll have to work of the international convention!

All the best!

D from the UK :)

getjets said...

DAve (hiccup)...........I know....I'm not Corrupting anyone......We each have our very own..
"Natural Talents".......:))
Yea there are no "Jets" in this post.....but Trust Me..........

"WE WERE FLYING HIGH".....that day.....!!!!!
and pointing out 'Contrails' all day long........!!!

Seems the "Rain" never ends....there in the UK....You and the 'Luc' are Welcome anytime....!!!
and Yes.....we have to plan on the "Aviation Appreciation Society".....Worldwide Convention.....!!!!
and Do It!!!

TTFN....

Giulia said...

Hi gang,

Well, like a true convention, we had to have get-to-know-you mixers, parties...ahem. Can't be all work, can we?

:)

Don't worry, Dave, we talked aviation here and there. Know that you were fondly talked about--we will send you the minutes of our meetings, okay?

Yes, yes...get the worldwide convention going, will ya? ((hugs)) to you and Luc.

GG

Craig R said...

I've had hurricanes before ..... love 'em!

Looks like Youse Guys had a great time. Excellent! Did you do dinner at Antoine's?

:-)

Bas said...

Hey Julie (and Giulia too of course!)

Great pics, looks like a nice city with quite the history!
Did you notice that we were actually pretty close to eachother when I was in the DR? :P I mean, it would've only ment a swim... :P

We'll set up this AAS 'ALl over the World' convention one day ;D I'm not sure how Dave managed to get over there but he must've been in cattle class xD

Great pics, looking forward to more! Oh and I know we're pretty relaxed on green stuff here but drive-thru booze is new for me LOL!

Have a nice week!
Bas

getjets said...

Hey Ritchie!!!!!!!!!!!
No we didn't do dinner at Antoine's....!!!!
Wish we had.......
but it was more of a "LIQUID".......diet....or at least what I can 'recall'............LOL

Those Hurrican's...are to 'Die for.......
and after 2 sips.......that 'Warm and Fuzzy' Feeling..hits ya...
and then it's time to
'Grab your Ass with both hands'........OH MY!!

So Glad you stopped in......Ritchie.....!!
Know you are always Busy as Hell....so I appreciate you taking a moment to check in.....
We do miss your blog!!!!!!!!!
Always such a lovely surprise when you do.....
Don't make me hunt you down....:)))))


Take Care and Safe Travels.....

getjets said...

Bas.......When I first found out.....about your Vacation....in the DR.....I thought the whole time.....Damn you weren't far at all.....from here......!!!!!!

I even thought about how cool it would have been to fly down there to meet ya....and go sneak at the end of the runway....and watch the jets take off and land...
Then end up on the "No fly list"........and be doing 10 yrs to life...without a "Window seat".........;0

YES INDEED.......the AAS "WorldWide"...Convention......
With some planning ......

the "Skies the Limit"!!!!
We could do this!!!!!!!!!

Yea you should have seen GG's mouth...when I pulled into the daquiri shop.....we made it our first stop in town.........LOL
Priorities....is Key.......:)))))

You have a great week too Comrade!!!!!!!!

Giulia said...

Miss Julie!!! Love your avatar!

From the beginning of my swamp tour? <3

What a day that was! :)

Ritchie!!! So good to hear from you and I hope you are well. No we didn't go to Antoine's...but we had a delicious dinner ready at Chez "Monsieur Canard" (haha--Mr Duck had a tasty treat when we returned home).

Like Jules said, drop by when you can--you are missed. All the best to you and your wife.

GG

P.S. And Bas---->Julie kept saying "imagine if we flew down to bug Bas"...We knew better...we didn't want two old crazy ladies cramping your style on the beach. *laughing*

Have a great week!

Istanbul Airside said...

How do you say...Green with envy!
One day...Yes one day! I'll put on one of those hats, will smile to camera, and walk under the sun! :)
Good luck to NAAAS
Was that the the second traditional branch of NAAAS?:)

Giulia said...

METIN!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :)

Welcome back!!!!

Wait...wait...let me call Jules...she's baking cookies right now. Excuse the crumbs...

"Hey, Jules!!! Get over here!!! Metin's back!!!!!!" <3

getjets said...

Hi Metin.....!!!!!

Yes.....One day....Wear one of those silly hats....and dance in the Sun....
You and your lovely family are so "Welcome" here!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well we have the "Aviation Appreciation Society"....
('North American') branch...as well the ('U.K.') branch.....Now we have the "AAS".....('European') as well!!!
I say lets scrap.....and
just have the "AAS ('Worldwide').......
May sound silly.....
but 'silly' makes the world go around!!

Please don't be a stranger.....!!!!
I baked some cookies...so please help yourself!!!....

and I am "Green with Envy"...of you looking out your "ATC Tower"..!!!!
You take your job very 'Seriously'......and for that I Admire you very much!!!!!!!!!

Please Take Care....and looking forward to "Tail" hunting with you again....on the "Forum".....!!!

Paul [Daniel] Asuncion, BLUE said...

Have to return, several times, in order to savour each photo! My favourite...the one where you 3 are holding those mysterious eye shades!
____________________________________

Yes, Giulia...one day, digital photos will capture heat and humidity.

Ryan said...

Oh how I do miss me some NOLA! I'm gonna have to visit soon and grab some of those yummy treats! Maybe we can all meet for Hurricanes? Ha!

Ryan (ryanthepilot)

getjets said...

Check out Paul{Daniel}....Hey there!!!!
You are more than welcome to "right click and save"...any of the pics here at this post!!!!

I don't mind at all..
New Orleans is so 'Rich'..with culture....and her 'Arms' are always open for new visitors.....!!!!!!
__________________________
I'm still practicing my straight lines....getting good at it too.....
______/ oops slipped.....LOL

You take care Paul{Daniel}...and comeback soon!!!!!

getjets said...

Yes Ryan......you should come back to your NOLA....and soon...!!!!
Lets all meet up...one day,
it can be 'Oppressively' Hot... here, but there's good news......
can always stop at "Pat O's"...for one of their....world Famous
'Hurricane's'....!!!
It sure helps one deal with heat......:))))
I think it's even hotter here, then the "Dominican Republic"....where you had a 'stop over' recent.....
and Bas just got back his vaca there....

Continued safe Travels,
Ryan (ryanthepilot)
:)))

Dave W said...

Oh gosh, I can't believe I got the bridges mixed up - well ok, I can actually!

Thanks for putting us right Jules!

I flew down in the 767 as it's my fav aircraft - I had intended to fly my newly acquired E-195 but boy, is it a complicated jet to come to terms with! Busy working my way throught the 300+ page manual! I take my hat off to all the pilots out there!

D from the UK :)

Bas said...

Hahahaha, lmao here :) (As usual that is!)

Yeah I only noticed when I looked on Google maps again that we were pretty close!

With some planning, we could pull that off for sure!

@Dave, nice pic! I might've asked before but what 76 are you using there? The Level-D one?

Later folks!

Bas

Bas said...

Woops I posted twice! Blogger! :D

Dave W said...

Hey Bas!

I'm sure Jules won't mind me talking sims for a mo - I guess it's still a form of aviation....

I actually fly the Captain Sim 767, it was my first foray into the more complex sim aircraft and I thought the Level D would be too bigger first step but now I think I should have just gone for it...

I have gained alot recently from buying a number of books by Captain Mike Ray who flies the Boeing 700s.

As said, I have recently added an Embraer E 175/195 to my hanger as the 76 is long haul and I don't have the time to devote 5 or more hours to a flight (and keep up with the wonderful blogs out there!) but I have to admit it is quite the learning curve! Jeesh, that fmc and Guidance Panel is hard fathom!

I hope to soon get some time in a 747-200 full motion sim in Bournemouth and am saving the pennies to make it a reality!

You haven't mentioned the sim in a while so I guess you don't have the time?
All the best!

D from the UK

getjets said...

Dave you can talk "Shop".....ANYTIME.....here with Bas or with any one...

Course I'll always have my 2 cents to put in......to the conversation.....oh and 2 happens to equal the # of brain cells I have left......Eshhhh!!!

Have FUN today at the "Fornborough International Air Show.....!!!!!!!!

I want Pictures too, please....♥

Just the thought of seeing the
A-380...is Exciting enough!!!!!

Have a great time......!!!

getjets said...

hey GG.....Thank you again for the lovely gifts......and the mask's especially.....!!!
Miss you too.....GG......!!!

getjets said...

OH you Hush Up Cappy......LOL....
Yes you should always pace yourself....♠