As I sit here in a very comfy chair I can hear the train whistles in the background and the birds chirping in the side yard and not much else. It is very peaceful for a city.
Observation: We announced are presence in New Orleans on Facebook last night and we have been inundated with suggestions from the Diaspora on where we should go, and especially where should we eat. Folks so love this city that they want you to do what they did and eat where they ate. Now granted this happens when you announce your intention to go almost anywhere but there is a real intensity when it comes to New Orleans. This afternoon I casually made a polite comment to a charming woman in the snack shop at the Museum and I was instantaneously a good friend for whom she needed to plan out our entire itinerary for the next week.