Of course I mean full of joie de vivre. Walking the French Quarter was cool. Sure there were crazies but not so populous or obvious as Portland. Lunch at the Oyster House, dinner at the hotel, brunch at La Peniche, sushi at Horinoya, it was all great. Jackson Park, Armstrong Park and the RiverWalk were great places to shoot. Nicole’s wedding was fun. I liked being in the background and capturing what I could. Museums are always good. This one’s outside was better than the inside.
Driving…that was not fun. I’ve never been to a major city where you could not turn left at major, light regulated intersections. It wasn’t that there couldn’t be a left turn lane or that there were barriers. It was just illegal and without a left light, unsafe. Instead, you could go a block further and turn left against traffic or make three rights. But with all the one-way streets you may have to go several blocks out of your way. At one point I was two hundred yards from my destination. I could see it up the one-way street. I had to go two blocks past it, go up a main street, and go three blocks back to it. There was the consolations prize of finding a parking spot right in front. I also found out that driving near the Superdome on a home game weekend most of the streets are blocked or unusable. No real surprise there.