Saturday, September 10, 2005

Beaumont, Texas: The Next New Orleans?

My blogging friend Mark Hancock has some excellent thoughts on how Beaumont could step up and live up to its potential. I love Beaumont and I love New Orleans so, please don't think that for one minute, I think Beaumont could hold a candle to New Orleans. However, Beaumont could use a swift kick in the ass and Mark has some wonderful ideas.


Jen T. (that's me) said...

I read that a few days ago, and thought he had some excellent ideas. Beaumont City Council should be made aware of them. :)

Susan in St. Paul said...

An international airport would definitely be needed, even a full domestic one would help. The current, regional airport makes it very hard, expensive and time consuming to get to Beaumont from outside the region.

Your Mom said...

Sounds like a great idea, but it would take to long to get ready. When your Aunt Bea and Uncle Henry were here for your Birthday Party, they mentioned about Lafayette being the Mardi Gras place until New Orleans gets back on its feet. They already have a great party each year and have beautiful Floats, Hotels and restaurants to accommodate the people. And Baton Rouge also has a Great Mardi Gras Party. Some where their will be a great time. NEW ORLEANS WILL RISE AGAIN. To many Famous and Rich people have already made plans.

Nancyrowina said...

your tequila picture made me laugh out loud, nice one!

Laurie said...

Jen - I agree.

Susan - I agree with this, too.

Mom - I totally agree. You people are all so smart.

Nancy - It's a good one!

Aisha said...

Your Mom reads your blog?!

Hmmm, someone told me if you could show your Mom your poems, they were not honest enoguh :)

Kidding--and yes, Nawleans will rise. Meanwhile I know Judy our friend in Silsbee would love for it to be Beaumont TOO!