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City Park Putt Putt Golf
The new Putt Putt Golf course is a great venue for families looking to have some fun and sharpen their golf skills. Recently Ethan Desoto , my grandson and I played 18 holes. We got to play several holes several times while waiting for the group in front of us to finish. We got to see Mr. Bingle who has been gone for a while. New Orleans loves to remember yesterday’s memory and especially at Christmas.
The Court Jester was there so we would not forget Mardi Gras. We did not bother to keep score but did find the water several times. It was hot so I would advise people to go on a cool day or under the lights. Just a very creative venue with very friendly workers as well. City Park is not run by the city so has to generate its own funds. Its actually owned by the State who provides it with little money so it has to be self generated. Love the new things at City Park.
This weeks photos are from the cemetery on Esplanade and Bayou St. John. This was once the outskirts of New Orleans but now is in the center of town…One thing that happens to all cities is that they spread out over time. Since this cemetery has been around for over 150 years and was used by many families. The family tomb was the early way that families buried their dead. They brought this with them from the old world and people did come from all over. Just spend some time looking at the names and languages.
The Casino Building is in City Park and features the Spanish Mission Style that was popular in the area during that time period. It was basically a snack bar for cold drinks, ice cream and hot dogs as well as a meeting place. Its near the lagoons, tennis courts, museums and has been totally redone since Katrina almost washed it away. The Park itself was established in 1853 and continues to get better with each passing year. The City of New Orleans does not run the Park so meter maids are not allowed to harass patrons. Parking is free ! Can someone take a hint !
The yellow one is the dog. He sits quietly and watches the day wander by. The red one is the real estate man selling homes and condos all over New Orleans. He drives , talks and fools with his computer on a daily basis keeping up with the real estate market. Neither bites. One you have to feed on a regular basis but junk food is OK as he is on the go most days!
New Orleans and the Metro area are home to many boats. Most are used for fishing but there are a lot of sail boats that make their home in Lake Pontchartrain. The yachts are 15 minutes from downtown New Orleans. The Lake is 24 miles across and about 60 miles long. The Lake connects to the Gulf of Mexico via several local lakes. The Lakeview area is where most of the larger boats are. Sail away!
Yes, you are still in New Orleans near City Park. This often forgotten area has many, many historic homes that could never be replaced. The raised basement with tile roof says 1920’s. There are many large and small homes in the area. The turnover is very low so you never see many for sale.
The weather in South Louisiana is great for water lilies. They love hot and humid weather and we have a lot of that. The rain does not effect them one bit. If you live in Lakeview, Mid-City or Old Metairie you can almost walk to City Park in New Orleans. The botanical gardens is where you can find these water lilies on display among other things.
Chip Levy was thinking about getting the ribbon cutting finished so he can get down to business. “Maybe eat as well”. Chip Levy is the manager of the newly reopened Prudential Gardner Office in New Orleans Lake View. Besides being a great guy he is also a very highly respected real estate manager in New Orleans. Having a good manager in your office makes for happy real estate agents and plenty of business.