Alright, time to catch up, shall we?
In May I flew to Florida to spend quality time with Lauren & her family and attend a friend's wedding in New Orleans.
Obviously, Florida was hot and humid, a matter of moving slowly, balance your air conditioning, so to speak. I had the opportunity to bike around, be it in a resort-like beach area, very private, so nothing eventful to report, when you consider the short routes to the beach.
Leaving this area meant switching to a car. Urban sprawl, huge sprawl of course. On the move, I did spot a few locals going about on two wheels. Emphasis on 'few'. I didn't envy them, but as it goes with locals, I'm glad it made sense to them. Little glitters of gold in an ocean of metal boxes.
Naturally, my New Orleans experience & observations were quite different, walking around in this vibrant & characteristic city.
Laid-back, colorful, entertaining, never a dull moment, I'm sure you've heard it all. Well, as with many other cities, there's more to it than meets the eye, a vibe you can't entirely put your finger on. I sure couldn't, being there for just a few days (not counting that one day in 1992), but I felt it going round every corner. Little & longer encounters, the details of local customs, the friendliness, the smells and more, much more.
I'll let the pictures serve as what they are, mere glimpses into a rich urban culture that I can't wait to return to.
The wedding party was equally fun & interesting :).
PS: can someone please finally fix this water management problem in NOLA? Just one night of heavy rain blanketed the entire city. Thanks a bunch. NOLA people deserve much better than this. (And let's not even get into the whole BP debacle..)
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