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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 9 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Sunday, February 4, 2018

The Roosevelt New Orleans with View of Mississippi and French Quarter + New Orleans Cooking School

Okay, in my previous post I did write about the reason for ending up at The Roosevelt in New Orleans. So let's look around a bit in this remarkable city.
We did stay for one night at the Howard Johnson, Downtown New Orleans.
Next day after Mass, at the Moorish Jesuit Church across the hotel, we did walk with a Dutch business friend and a Chilean business man to French Quarter.
We moved to The Roosevelt in the afternoon.
On the wall to the left are the letters The Fairmont, as The Roosevelt was still called on March 6, 1988.
But our view was spectacular!
The mighty Mississippi river...
This photo is a bit more zoomed in.
We viewed actually the New Orleans Cruise Terminal!
Right from the back of our hotel.
2nd from right is the Sheraton hotel.
To the left is the Marriott and to the right the Sheraton, as we walk on Canal St. near Carondelet St.
French Quarter with its typical balconies and lots of wrought iron.
Husband Pieter took this photo as we stand here on 500 Bourbon St, New Orleans.
The Chilean gent to the left and Dutch business friend Anton van Overveld in the center.
Yep the exact same sign from Chris Owens, 500 Bourbon St is still hanging there!
From Google Street View, click on link.
From the same link here above, you get a perfect view of what I was looking at in the above photo.
A bit scared for those protruding balconies with tables and chairs of Bayou Burger Balcony Dining!
The sign from 1988 with Takee Outee is gone...
La Louisiana Restaurant at 725 Iberville Street, built in 1837...
To read about the History of La Louisiana New Orleans, just click the hyperlink.
You do have the feeling that you're back in the Old World, in France!
Crossing of Iberville and N Peters Street.
Yep, this Google 401 Iberville St New Orleans Street View shows it still is there!
Click on link to be shown the exact wall in photo.
A bit around the corner shows you this Google 199 N Peters St New Orleans Street View, just click it.
We're walking towards the Mississippi River...
Near the cruise terminal at the mighty Mississippi river...
The Chilean gent to the left of me.
That day I had a perfect Spanish speaking adventure; good practice!
Pieter is now showing the other side, with the Mississippi river and the bridge in the back.
While Pieter took the above photo, Dutch business friend Anton van Overveld took this one with Pieter in it, to the right of me.
Happy together on the mighty Mississippi river...
Such a perfect sunny Sunday in March!
Dreaming of one day being able to make a cruise with such a boat...
On Monday, March 7, both of us had early breakfast with the conference participants and while Pieter did prepare for his lecture in the afternoon, I joined the Grand Tour bus at 10:00 AM and got to see beautiful New Orleans, together with Peter and Els Janssen, from my hometown area.
Card bought: Jackson Square with its famous General Andrew Jackson on his bronze horse statue set against the
beautiful Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis King of France
This is the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the United States.
Daily Mass is at 12:05 and I wish we could have had time for that.
By 12:30 we had all lunch at the Roosevelt hotel with all conference guests.
Also would love to visit the Old Ursuline Convent Museum...
Card bought: Creole Queen on the Mississippi river against Chalmette Battlefield monument.
Card bought: Steamboat Natchez a Harbor Jazz Cruise would have been fun!
That afternoon, Pieter did present his lecture and I also was successful selling my own design, brass mushrooms for window decorations, see link below post: My Own Design of Brass Mushrooms.
On Tuesday, March 8, we did have the exhibition opening after a lunch buffet and in the evening Grand Ball with Dinner.
On Wednesday, March 9, after breakfast I went by bus at 10:00 AM to the New Orleans Cooking School where we learned to make Gumbo and Jambalaya and ate that for lunch...
Still have this great apron that was included for wearing while preparing our food!
Just click on above link, you can have this HANDS-ON CLASS still today, ever since 1980.

By 15:30 we were in our car and drove the 590 miles or 950 km home to Dublin, Georgia and arrived on Thursday at 2:30 in the morning.

Thanks for your visit!

7th North American Mushroom Conference at The Roosevelt in New Orleans | previous post by me
{My Own Design of Brass Mushrooms} | my previous post by me

29 comments:

  1. Hello Mariette, You were lucky to get such a beautiful river view. When we visited New Orleans, I don't recall any particular view, but we made up for it by exploring all over the city. Luckily, the most historic sections of New Orleans were spared by Hurricane Katrina!
    --Jim

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    1. Dear Jim,
      Yes we were lucky with having a high floor and a river view. At that time we still were fit enough to walk and walk some more. Very fond memories and Pieter has been enjoying this journey back in time and so did I.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Liebe Mariette,

    dein schöner Post schenkt erfreut mich.

    Alles Liebe

    Elisabeth

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  3. Weer allemaal imposant mooi die kerk er zo tussen... fijne dag,Joan

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    1. Beste Joan,
      Ja, ben zelf ook heel blij met al deze series over onze reizen.
      Het was heel imposant en we hebben veel gezien en bijzondere dingen meegemaakt.
      Dat zijn onze kussens voor de oude dag; de mooie herinneringen...
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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    2. Had ik nog nooit van gehoord,kussens voor de oude dag,mooi verwoord,groetjes,Joan

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    3. Beste Joan,
      Ja, een beetje filosofisch maar wèl waar!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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    4. Beste Joan,
      Ik had het ook al bij jou op je blog gezet maar hier ook nog eens: "Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age." −Christopher Morley http://bit.ly/2C6nAXq

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  4. Thanks for showing us photos of the old New Orleans, glad some of those nice buildings are still standing. Have a lovely week Mariette.

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    1. Dearest Sami,
      Yes, it is a blessing that New Orleans historical district somehow always survived the hurricanes.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. I will never be there in person, but in the pictures I like the city. It's good that you had the opportunity to be there. Regards.

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    1. Dearest Giga,
      You never know... Never say never!
      At least I do treasure the memories of this very special trip.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Wat ontzettend leuk om te lezen!
    Reizen vanuit m'n stoel 😉. Heerlijk

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    1. Beste Ingrid,
      Dank je, dat is ook de bedoeling om mijn lezers echt mee te nemen en een inkijk te geven.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  7. I will get there yet. Enjoyed seeing the pictures here. That iron work is amazing. One day I hope to visit New Orleans and Natchitoches where my grandfather lived as a child. I wished I had listened to more of his stories he had to tell of the place. Thank you for the post and have a great week ahead. betsy

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    1. Dearest Betsy,
      How special that would be to go back to your Creole side of the family and absorb some of that very special culture.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. I've never been there, but New Orleans looks very much different!!

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    1. Dearest Krishna,
      New Orleans and many other Parishes in Louisiana are so different form the rest of our great nation.
      It is worthwhile to travel there and enjoy their food and culture.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Hello dear Mariette!
    Happy birthday dear friend!🎂💐❤️
    New Orleans is a very interesting and beautiful city with great buildings !
    Wonderful pictures and great captures!
    I really enjoyed your lovely post!
    Hope you’ll have a wonderful day !Hugs!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Thank you so much for your birthday wishes!
      New Orleans is a very special gem and such a rich culture too.
      Glad you enjoyed it and even if photos back than were by far not what we see nowadays, they captured still the spirit of the moment.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Lovely photos! I like the look of French Quarter with wrought iron. Looks very elegant. Love the photo of you and your husband Pieter at Mississippi river. And how fun you learned cooking of gumbo and jambalaya. I always enjoy local food when traveling, but never attended class to cook it :-)

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Yes there are many architectural things to be admired in New Orleans.
      Oh, we were both dreaming along the Mississippi river...
      Cooking gumbo and jambalaya was really fun to do and we all together ate it.
      Somewhere I must have the recipes still but could not locate them for this post.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. I have never been to New Orleans but both our sons went down there after Hurricane Katrina to help with rebuilding. I love jambalaya; how fun to take a cooking class together there. You and Pieter have had a lot of adventures, it's good you are chronicling all of them. xo Deborah

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    1. Dearest Deborah,
      How special that your sons got to help rebuild after Hurricane Katrina!
      Well it was not Pieter that went to the cooking class, he went over his lectures and slides for his afternoon presentation.
      This chronicling I've mainly started because of Pieter so he can relive those good and special times.
      It has also worked very uplifting for me! So many fond memories over the years.
      We never had the time to look back and really absorb or digest it all, because of our hectic job schedule.
      Now is the time - or never!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Thank you for showing us New Orleans,Mariette,
    I liked to see those elegant buildings in the city and people there. Lovely photos of you and Pieter at the Missippi river. Such special memories for both of you. I hope you have a wonderful day.

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    1. Dearest Tomoko,
      You are quite welcome and it sure is a very special city with lots of architectural beauty and historical importance.
      The Creole food is lovely too!
      It always has been a very special memory and in the next post you can read why...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. I very much enjoyed 'visiting' some parts of New Orleans through your photos, dear Mariette!!! I like your way of comparing the old photos with the current Google ones!
    Best belated wishes for your birthday, dear friend! Many hugs!!!

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      Happy that you enjoyed these images of our short leisure trip, aside from Pieter's duty as a speaker at the conference. It always has been a very fond memory for both of us, one that we so longed for going back to!
      Thanks for the birthday wishes also here, as well as on FB!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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