Forty-eight Golden Circle members and their guests recently traveled to New Orleans for 4 days and nights of fun and adventure. Traveling by motor coach, their first stop was Pensacola for an afternoon touring the world’s largest Navel Aviation museum. The vision of Magruder H. Tuttle, a Navy captain and Chief of Staff to the Commander, the museum’s grand opening took place in 1963 with just 8,500 square feet for display. Today, the museum has grown to an impressive 291,000 square feet, which includes an IMAX theater and dining café.
Next it was on to New Orleans where they stayed at the Ambassador Hotel located in the Arts and Warehouse district of New Orleans. Just a few blocks from the French Quarter, the historic hotel was once a coffee warehouse.
During their stay, Golden Circle members also enjoyed a relaxing ride down the Mississippi River on the SS Natchez Steamboat, a guided bus tour of New Orleans, free time in the French Quarter, Harrah’s Casino, a trip to the National WWII Museum, and a tour of the Historic Destrehan Plantation.