|A shadow on our house|
I was running an errand and all the streets were blocked---policemen everywhere. I figured it was the president so when I got home, I looked it up. Sure enough, President Obama is in Tremé.
We have some guests from England who were very interested in seeing the president. They were planning on having lunch at Dooky Chase's today so they may have gotten their wish. The president ate there the last time he was in town. No one called to ask me, of course, but I would have suggested he have lunch at Cafe Dauphine in the Lower 9th Ward, where he's going to be anyway later in the day.
Now, to get on with what I wanted to write about today.
While I am interested in New Orleans transportation system, something caught my eye just after 1:56 in the video above, something very familiar.
That's Kathleen's el Camino parked on the street.
I always say, I wish I'd get a nickel for every time somebody takes a picture of our house. I don't know how many times images of our house have been used, I only know the times I've seen it or what people forward to us. Nothing I can do about and I don't begrudge anyone. It's a compliment for a paint job well done. Not that we painted the house ourselves. It was this guy, who is the nicest contractor you'll ever meet.
As long as we're sitting around watching Convention and Visitors Bureau videos:
City Park, of course, is at one end of our street. The English couple I just mentioned walked up there this morning. The weather the past couple of days has been unseasonably mild. It's been a real joy to walk around.
Crescent Park is at the other end of our street. It's very new so it doesn't have as much shade as I would like. Give it a few years to grow into itself and I'm sure I'll enjoy it more than I do now. Unlike the narrator, I can't get all excited about seeing the Mississippi River close up.
Armstrong Park is probably about the same distance from our house as the other two. Walk down to Rampart Street and hook a right, in the uptown (upriver) direction. Armstrong Park is a very interesting urban space. This is another place that we don't visit often because there usually isn't much going on. That said, when Jazz in the Park is going on, which is weekly in season, it's a good time.
|La Belle Esplanade|
À votre santé,
La Belle Esplanade bed and breakfast.
P.S. I just looked at the "Most Popular Posts" in the sidebar to your right. For the first time since I can remember, "How Much Do Cigarettes Cost in New Orleans?" isn't listed there. That, by far, is our most popular article.
I think it's going to be knocked down in the rankings by "Ode to Golden Flake Potato Chips." Everyday people are tweeting and retweeting links to it. If you haven't read that one, check it out to see what all the excitement is about. It's solid gold, I promise.