One of the things I've always enjoyed about living in New Orleans is getting out and enjoying my city. They say everyone should be a tourist in their own town from time to time. Mine makes it easy.
Being back, I find I'm loving it more. I don't have to have friends in town to wander the Quarter, enjoy City Park or the Lakefront...and now that I'm working at Tulane, Uptown is blending itself in nicely too.
But yesterday, I did have the added pleasure of having a friend with me who I had worked in Holland with a couple of years ago. What a treat! From Columbus Street, we walked to and from the Quarter mostly on Esplanade. By the time we got to the Moonwalk, it was busy...blues, boats and birds kept us company during our stroll. The Mighty Mississippi stirred its magic once more.