New Orleans smells like pee and garbage. That was my first impression, which was acquired the moment I stepped off the plane into the oldest and most run-down part of the airport at like 8:30 on Thursday morning, and it continued to be my strongest impression of the city until the moment I left at like 6:00 on Sunday morning.
New Orleans was also, of course, really cool.
This was my first trip down there, and I hope it won’t be the last. I did a lot and saw a lot during the three days I was there, but there was so much more I wanted to see and do, and I think it definitely deserves another trip or four.
Sarah and Jason, dear friends of mine from NU, were married there on Saturday, and so a bunch of us had traveled down for the weekend to go to the wedding. It was awesome all around — a makeshift college reunion and a party weekend and a straight-up vacation and a celebration of one of the strongest loves we know all at once.
There’s so much I want to tell you about the trip, but I’m so busy and headachey today that I’m afraid I’ll procrastinate and end up never writing anything about it, so I thought I’d just give you this taste, and share my cameraphone pictures with you. There aren’t many, and once I get the pictures from my SLR developed I’ll add more. But for now, enjoy these nine shots (click to open in a new window).
P.S. — I also want to extend a warm welcome to everyone who is a new visitor to the site as a result of my drunken ramblings about it during the weekend. Yes, I got drunk and talked about…my website. I am a dork. Anyway, hi! I’m glad you’re here.