Had a good time in New Orleans. It is quite a place, and a recommended destination for most people. I may write up more of the feeling I got from the place, later. For now, the basics:
Food was impressive. It is a culture that loves food, and that makes me happy. Took at cooking lesson with my mom -- great fun. I'll have to try to practice the stuff we learned; it was all pretty easy once you've seen it done, and yummy. Beignets are better than I expected, and I've got some mix to experiment with.
Booze... Under the watch of vermonster, I consumed more alcohol, probably, than collectively over the past two years. Which isn't all that impressive, but I was amused. And despite being the lowest of the tourist months, Bourbon St was still fun to observe.
Weather is probably the main reason it is the lowest of the tourist months, because Lousiana in summer is warm. Not quite Texas hot, I'll grant... but I don't think it dropped below 90/90 the whole time we were there. Ick. The swamp tour was lush, as a benefit, with lots of purdy alligators.
corvisdog was happy to see me when I got back. That's always nice. The last two nights have been celebration of denorae's "legal to drink" birthday. That's about all I have to say about that.