Hey if you have never been to New Orleans this might be your chance. Again I have a time share that I can book for cash right in the Garden Quarter on St Charles Street Car line.
French Quarter Fest is an all FREE amazing Music fest. I might organize a few dinners together but other than that you will be on your own to explore this amazing and fun town. I go about every other year and have a blast! http://fqfi.org/
I have also worked Habitat for Humanity 3 times as well and find it extremely rewarding. You can volunteer 1-4 days. It a great time to volunteer becasue lots of people are also volunteering during their spring break. I love young people!
Yes they are still rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina.
If you love to dance like I do you will love this place. http://www.rocknbowl.com/
We will likely be there Wed and Thursday nights.