Daily Archives: December 17, 2012

Flood lines and hard work

Monica and Dan with the circular saw Students made chocolate-chip pancakes for breakfast this morning, and then we headed to the S. Salcedo house by 9am. All of us worked on this one house – some inside and some outside, and we worked in teams of two. I worked with Kimberly to install baseboards with a power nailer; Danny and Shauna were in charge of cutting the baseboards to size; and Janice and Emily were taking the measurements. On the exterior, Karissa and Anthony removed nails from the siding with Prince, Adam worked with Dhvante and Turk installing new siding, and Monica and Dan worked with one of the YRNO employees, Mr. Leonard, repairing existing siding. Shauna [...]

2012-12-18T17:11:41+00:00 December 17th, 2012|ACE and Alternative Breaks 2012 in NOLA|

A day off in the French Quarter

In Jackson Square Day 3 in NOLA is Sunday, and this is our one day to tour the city and enjoy ourselves by taking in the sights rather than doing service. Some of the group headed off to church in the morning, and then by about 10am we were headed to the French Quarter.  Our first stop was Café Du Monde for some beignets and coffee. Watching videos of Hurricane Katrina After that we took a trip to the Louisiana State Museum in Jackson Square. This museum has a pretty extensive exhibit documenting what took place during Hurricane Katrina - from the levy breaks, to the emergency response, to the firsthand personal accounts. To see photos [...]

2012-12-17T21:56:07+00:00 December 17th, 2012|ACE and Alternative Breaks 2012 in NOLA|