Far too often the words we write on websites like this one are critical of someone somehow. We wish that we didn't have to publish stories that cast our community, our state, and our nation in a negative light. However, we all need to know the good and the bad. Unfortunately, the bad gets more attention.

This is about good. It's a Letter to the Editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper via NOLA.com.

The letter was written by Carol Jones of Semmes Alabama. The letter chronicles a memorable experience that occurred this past Sunday afternoon when the New Orleans Saints were hosting the Denver Broncos in professional football.

My grandson and I attended the Saints-Broncos game at the Superdome Sunday (Nov. 13). I haven't been there in a long time and was apprehensive about getting lost, parking and walking a great distance in an unfamiliar city.


From the time we left Interstate 10 our experience was amazing. I used my GPS to get to the Dome, but it is still confusing navigating the streets, knowing which garage to use and how to get to it.


I want to praise all the police personnel, Dome employees, parking attendants and even strangers on the street for easing my apprehension. Every single person I asked for help was nothing less than wonderful. Their patience in the stress of getting people where they needed to be was phenomenal.


I found my garage easily and with help from these folks was in a very close space and inside in our seats within 30 minutes of leaving the interstate.


Inside was the same. Even dressed in Broncos gear we were greeted with smiles and help from everyone, both employees and Saints fans.


Thanks, New Orleans, for making my grandson's first NFL experience so extremely memorable. You certainly lived up to your nickname. Hoping to get back to the Big Easy for a Pelicans-Warriors game.

These are the kind of stories and experiences that have made our state, New Orleans, and Saints game day legendary throughout the world. We hope the Jones family from Semmes Alabama will allow us the opportunity to host them again.