If there was one thing that I did not enjoy about New Orleans,
it was the streetcar
~or, as I was introduced to it: the love train~
That was something I could have done without.
like most things in life,
it was an experience to learn from
and to look back on with some amusement.
What I did love though,
really, really loved
was the food.
The oh-so-deeee-licious food.
Just sitting by the river
watching the boats sail past was relaxing.
I loved the fact that there was music being performed everywhere
with an atmosphere of celebration
and festivities all day long.
The traffic coming from the "wrong" side of the road took a little getting used to
but for the most part, I was walking
taking in the amazing architecture
the wrought iron balconies of the French Quarter
the grand mansions along St Charles
the multiculturalism of the city reflected in the plethora of architectural styles.
the five mile hike strolling along the tree lined streets
and the quiet peacefulness of being surrounded by green and still waters.