I heard about this sometime around 1996, and told myself I’d definitely go next year every year, for about 6 years. Then it somehow slipped off my radar. Well, I finally made it out, and neither the festival nor the beautiful city of New Orleans, Louisiana disappointed. Not even in the slightest. A trip like this begs for a long post, or several semi-involved posts, but I can’t do it justice, so I’m going to bulletize a few of the high points, and then post way, way too many pics.
- Inhabitants of New Orleans couldn’t be nicer, or more sincere in their niceness
- That city doesn’t seem to care if you’re rich, poor, dirty, disheveled, whatever; everyone seems to get along with everyone else
- The Food……is a bonus
- The Music (*call me if you need this one explained)
- The Architecture
- The ease of getting around in the French Quarter
Oh, and quickly I must note that I was only there for 3 full days, and that is nowhere near enough time. 2 days at the festival, spending a few hours each morning in the Quarter, and then a few hours at night out about the town. And one full day out in the Garden District. I’m going back next year…..