I’ve been hearing friends speak so highly of New Orleans (seriously, no one has a bad time there), and reading reviews of restaurants and attractions for years. Unfortunately, flights out of GSP always seemed a bit too pricey, so I kept postponing a visit. Once I worked out a way to get there by train, and my friends Angie and Glenn could host me in their spare room, I was ready to do like Arlo Guthrie and take the train from Chicago to New Orleans.
Angie was an exceptional host and tour guide, leading us away from tourist traps and more than one overzealous bum, and into an exquisite culinary and cultural excursion like only the locals know. Thanks a million, I can’t wait to come back!
Au revoir, New Orleans! Thanks for a voodoo magical time!