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*waves to loonyluna*

I'm here in New Orleans (arrived Saturday night) for a banking conference. Am very happy that we're back in a city center (the last two years have been at resorts); free time now means we can get out and sightsee.

Had breakfast this morning at Café du Monde (beignets and café au lait), then spent a few hours wandering the streets of the French Quarter. The promised rain arrived early afternoon, but without any thunder, which was a severe disappointment. Los Angeles almost never has thunderstorms, so I was looking forward to a good one here. Instead, I just had the pleasure of rain and mid-80's temperature. Surprisingly, it didn't seem that humid.

The conference is being held (and I'm staying) in the Roosevelt Hotel, just across Canal Street from the Quarter. This is a very famous and historic New Orleans hotel which just reopened this summer after massive post-Katrina renovations. My room is huge, with the highest ceilings I've ever seen. They must be at least 14 feet, and possibly more than that.

I'm here through midday Wednesday, then it's back home to L.A.


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Oct. 5th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
Good to see NOLA is open for business. Post some more from there, if you have the chance.
Oct. 6th, 2009 04:37 am (UTC)
Cafe du Monde
It's me Celia and my non-working password again. Oh so glad you made it to Cafe du Monde and had some non-rainy weather to walk around in! Very disappointing that there was no thunder, though.

It has gotten cool here, which is wonderful.
Oct. 6th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC)
Re: Cafe du Monde
Have you ever considered just changing your password...?

Glad to hear the weather's cooled off. Here it was 80s and cloudy/rainy again today.
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