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Material Science & Technology

Materials Science & Technology 2004

Where Theory Meets Application
Where Scientists Meet Engineers
Where Technology Meets the Future
Where You Need to Be!
 
 
September 26-29, 2004 • New Orleans, Louisiana
 
 
 
 
MS&T '04 TOURS
 
 

A Ride on the Wild Side
Date:
Monday, September 27, 2004
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $55.00
Located just twenty minutes from downtown New Orleans, your guests will board an airboat and travel into the heart and soul of South Louisiana‘s Marshes and Swamps. Your guests will feel transported into a James Bond Adventure as their airboat races through the bayous and miraculously travel on land. This extraordinary adventure captures animals in their natural habitat (including alligators), moss covered cypress, serene surroundings – all this and so much more just a few feet away. What better way to explore the waters and tastes of New Orleans than with “A Ride on the Wild Side”.

Haunted History Tour
Date:
Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm
Cost: $40.00
Imagine being guided through the streets of New Orleans in the dark of night. The colorful city of New Orleans provides the ideal setting for the paranormal and “Ghostly Encounters.” This historical city is often the “hot spot” of scandal and within the antiquated, yet charming; buildings of the French Quarter lay spicy tales of adulterous love, strange and exotic maladies of the mind, and the brutalities of slavery.

On this storytelling evening tour of the French Quarter, your guests will walk-by the dwellings of numerous ghostly sightings, hear of mysterious unexplained “happenings” and spine tingling depictions of spectral interaction with the current residents or employees. The accounts of pacing shadows and the day-to-day inexplicable interaction with these lost souls will tantalize the mind and shutter the soul. This tour will include cocktails at the historical Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop and Old Absinthe’s House.

Jean Lafitte Swamp Adventure
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $39.00
Come with us, only 30 minutes (20 miles) from downtown New Orleans to enjoy a journey by boat, Cajun style, into the heart of Louisiana’s beautiful and natural swamplands. Your boat will travel deep into the swamps and meandering bayous of this exciting region. Be sure to bring your camera as you may encounter exciting and beautiful animals at any time. Alligators, snakes, nesting eagles, egrets, white-tailed deer, mink and nutria all flourish in this untamed land. Your guide is a native of the area who knows firsthand, the various sources of food and plant life that thrive throughout the year in this “virgin” area.

History comes alive as your guide recounts the exploits of the pirate, Jean Lafitte, and his band that plied these waters during the infancy of our country. Come see for yourself, Louisiana’s mysterious waters and moss-draped bayous
made famous in song and story. The adventure of Jean Lafitte awaits you!

Laura Plantation
Date: Monday, September 27, 2004
Time: 8:30am-12:00pm
Cost: $27.00
Built in 1805, Laura Plantation was first inhabited by the Colapissa Indians, who lived in huts behind the manor house as late as 1815. Since then, Laura has been home to Senegalese Creole slaves, Acadian immigrants, French aristocrats, Spanish colonials, Cane River Creoles and German families who gave the German Coast its name. While most antebellum homes evoke images of hoop skirts and white columns, Laura Plantation presents a different view of three centuries of Creole life through two families of sugar cane farmers.

You will learn the history of Laura’s ancestors, and find out who was in charge of the entire plantation. Laura Plantation was the largest distributor of Bordeaux wines in Louisiana in the 1800’s; in fact, the family made more money through the distribution of wines than from sugar cane.

 
 
 
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