It was still pretty devastated 16 months after Katrina. But the French Quarter was pretty lively all the same. Rooster sang. The last night we took a dinner river cruise and heard some good dixieland jazz.
Oysters and redfish- three of us feasted but the vegan crew famished. And yes, Cafe Du Monde really does have delicious coffee.
Met some Habitat volunteers who were gutting homes in St. Bernard’s Parish. Most of the time I was taking classes, but I ran around as far as I could – walked from downtown to the Garden district and back, and right on through and past the Quarter on the other side, taking it in…Didn’t see the 9th ward but what I saw was plenty -the X marks on the houses, the vacant waterlined homes in lakeview(?)over 6 years ago