Hello there! This is Adam Flanagan; senior psychology major and photojournalist for the trip!
Continuing our story from the last blog, when we first arrived in New Orleans we had a driving tour of the 9th Ward. This location was one of the worst hit during Hurricane Katrina. It was interesting to see what has been built over three years since the storm, and also what has still not been done. After this insightful tour, we had a nice walk around town and ended up at the New Orleans’ flea market. We met many interesting people and bought a few souvenirs for our only day in this great city. We also ended up at Preservation hall, a famous jazz hall in which we heard a wonderful jazz band.
Well, off to sleep! I hope everyone out there is well! Tomorrow is our first day in Biloxi, Mississippi in which we will be going through our orientation. We will be learning the first steps of the skills we will need to help build houses! Wish us luck!