“Don’t you just love those long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn’t just an hour -but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands – and who know what to do with it?” (Tennessee Williams”
Ruth and I now began the major city portion of our summer road trip with a three day visit to New Orleans. For good reason, this diversely populated metropolis has been referred to as “The Big Easy.” Forget then the maniacal carnival atmosphere of Mardi Gras in March. I seemed more excited that we pursued carefree non-exertion on this visit anywhere else but Bourbon Street around town. For example, consider our decision to forego the use of our car and lazily embark on the slow moving St. Charles Streetcar system whenever we wanted. Or imagine those extended moments of meditative silence as we idly gazed at the summer rain gently falling from a lunch cafe patio. What a perfect setting to savor a filling Po’ Boy sandwich or tasty fried beignet! Picture us curiously entering as well a sultry jazz club along Frenchman Street absorbing the intoxicating beat of the band while nothing else seems to matter.
But let’s get real! There’s plenty to do in New Orleans whether you go slow or not. So my best advice for you when visiting New Orleans would be to just trust your instincts and do what feels best at the desired pace you set. What destinations shown in the following photographic display might interest your New Orleans vacation? Our road trip continues next on Sunday for three very hot days in Houston Texas.