On Day 6, we helped out at an urban farm in the upper ninth ward named Farming NOLA. They grow fruits and vegetables for the community and provide donations to Common Ground Relief for their food bank every Saturday. At the farm, we helped Josh and Scott water plants, pick figs, pull weeds, and clear two tomato beds. After our time at Farming NOLA, we headed back to the house to get ready for a visit to the famous WWII museum in downtown New Orleans. At the museum, we first watched a 4D, short film at the museum showcasing the timeline of the war. The documentary reflected both upsetting and intriguing snippets of the war. Another notable part of the museum was the Walt Disney exhibition; we learned about propaganda that Disney made during the war like patches for different infantry and airborne divisions designed by Disney drawers. At the plane exhibition, we saw WWII fighters hung through the colossal room and the inside of a B42 bomber. After our trip to the museum, we headed back to the French quarter to do some tourist activities. We got to try beignets, explored the quarter, shopped, and got food at Dat Dogs to wrap up a wonderful end to a fantastic journey.
~Varun Raju and Lloyd Duskin