Cincinnati has its advantages …
In a list compiled by Bert Sperling, creator of Money magazine’s annual “Best Places to Live” placed Cincinnati among the top 20 fun cities in the United States.
New Orleans has its own share of superlatives, of course, but Cincinnati is not a hardship assignment.
USA TODAY listed Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati as one of as one of the nation's “10 great beer festivals.”
When it comes to festivals we feel certain that N.O. would hold its own against Cinci.
Greater Cincinnati is ranked in the top ten by Fortune magazine as a great place to live and work.
Livability is an important factor at our advanced ages (60-ish, let us say).
We are surprised, as we tell our N.O. friends and acquaintances of our move, how many people are talking about where they are planning to move. But there are also those who rank such relocations as acts of disloyalty. Well, think of us as helping N.O. by decreasing the number of people clamoring for already strained services. Also, we will be visiting often, joining the ranks of tourists that drive the local economy.
Meanwhile AP reports that:
Tucked inside a $14.4 billion blueprint for the rebuilding of New Orleans is a proposal for a Hurricane Katrina monument on a grand, "Homeric" scale, like the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The idea is to honor Katrina’s victims and the spirit of New Orleans, and create a tourist attraction.
Now that will be worth coming back for --- not that there aren’t enough reasons to visit already.
In medical care, Cincinnati has a remarkable number of firsts: The first oral polio vaccine developed by Dr. Albert Sabin, medical laser laboratory, pediatric eye institute, argon laser surgery in the U.S., heart-lung machine. …
So, Cincinnati, like New Orleans, is one of the great American cities. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to experience both.
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