The Big Easy

This past weekend Kim and I took some time off and went to New Orleans.  While there we rendezvoused with Kim’s friend Cindy and her husband Dave.  We had an awesome time!  Ate too much.  Drank too much.  But it was nothing short of a great long weekend.  I love Cajun and Creole food and couldn’t really get my fill of it.  There is SOOOOOO many great restaurants down there.  I found Bourbon Street to be a lot of fun.   The cacophony was a little intense on most nights and boy was it crowded on Friday and Saturday night.  I really can’t imagine what it must be like during Mardi Gras.  It’s just got to be crazy.  Saturday night we wandered over to Frenchman Street.  It’s off the beaten path for most tourists and came highly recommended by several shop keepers.  It was AWESOME!  Great food and even better music!  If you’re looking some of the best music in NOLA this  is the street for it.  We enjoyed a nice meal and some great music at the Three Muses.  I’ll have to admit that Royal Street was probably my favorite street in the French Quarter.  Lot’s of cool shops and art galleries.  New Orleans is such a great place for local art. But the thing that really blew me away was the quality of musicianship.  Even the folks playing in the streets were first rate.  It’s probably the only city in the US where tuba players and banjo players can find employment on a regular basis.  We enjoyed some spectacular weather.  Warm.  Low humidity.  And plenty of beautiful Sunshine the entire time we were there.  It made for some great photography.  I will be posting some images in the next day or so.  I’ve got to complete and deliver a couple of jobs that I shot before we left.  So keep your eyes open for them.


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