As I have repeatedly stated, I seriously Heart New Orleans. I have never, visited another location in the United States, where I immediately wanted to return. If I had the means, I would have called a realtor yesterday and purchased a vacation place in the Quarter, site unseen. I love the colors, the energy, the iron railings with cascading flowers. I love the shutters with bright chipped paint, the food, the European history and it's lasting influence.
I find The Big Easy, extremely charming:
(A surprise Jazz performance on Frenchmen Street)
Now... The UnCharming.
(The Commitment to Keepin It Real)
It was Hot. Seriously Hot. I would definitely recommend a trip during the month of May. The phrase "Back Sweat" was repeated frequently and more often, than I have ever discussed any other sweat. There was also Face Sweat, Arm Sweat, Hair Sweat and somebody mentioned a little Butt Sweat.
The Heat, combined with a fairly large Cajun Festival, left a potent order wafting in the thick air. While many of our group loved much of the trip... I am pretty sure the Heat/Stank combo, lost Clark for good.
Otherwise, The Quarter is beautifully intoxicating.
So.... who's in for NOLA 2013????