Vieux carré, vieux camion....
When I was translating Dick's response, I found "C'est notre bon vieux camion." (She's a good, old truck.)
Well Dick L, I have been curious ever since Vern came along with his interesting location following his name. It didn't take long for me to know about where he was, however the literal translation was beyond my skills in French. Your "vieux camion" was too much to resist. I googled them both (I had pretty much connected "vieux" to "old" because I had some Italian friends many years ago that used "vecch", or "vecchio" in reference to anything old). Now I know that "Vieux Carre" is literally "old square", and that "vieux camion" is literally "old truck" (but I kind of figured that one out from Duey's post). At this rate, by the time I am 150 years old? I may actually be able to speak French!
That is always such a wonderful area to see pictures of (the old sector of New Orleans). About fifteen years ago, My oldest son decided to go on "an adventure". He bought a car in Florida off ebay, and wanted to drive it home. Wanting a little company (and an experienced mechanic), he invited me to go along. We made several tourist stops along the way. The longest by far, was an entire day spent in New Orleans. It was incredible. We rode trolleys, saw riverboats, had lunch on some huge pier right next to one of the docked riverboats (it was a modern one, but out of the corner of my eye it looked good), went through a couple cemeteries, and walked around the old section for nearly two hours (all in one day!). This was about one year before Katrina. To this day, I see photos, both old or current, or watch a movie or TV show set in parts of New Orleans (especially the old section), and recognize buildings, streets, other landmarks, knowing that I had been there.
Wonderful memories. Thank you all.