As Mr. ReddHedd and I prepare to visit New Orleans next week, I’ve been reading everything I can on the sights and tastes of the city.

And man does this sound like a trip to savor.

I’ve always wanted to visit NOLA, but haven’t been able to get there until now. While I don’t plan on painting the red light district any more red — who has the energy?!? — I do hope to drink in some of the best of New Orleans by simply strolling around and soaking up the ambiance (and a Sazarac or two).

Thought we could all take a little vacation this morning, and talk sights, sounds, tastes, and all the other favorites of trips we’ve taken. And wishes for travels to come.

Pull up a chair…

PS — For NOLA readers, we’ll be at Cafe du Monde on Decatur Tuesday morning at 10:30 am.  Hope to see you there!

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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