A rainy night in New Orleans

We had a short, wet, spring break getaway to New Orleans. We headed out, knowing it was going to rain. I guess I just don't believe weather men. It POURED. The interstate was like a river. With semi's barreling through the surf. I'm not an especially calm traveler. More so in inclement weather. So by the time we floated into Slidell, I was ready to throw out my anchor. And we did. At the Hampton Inn. In retrospect, I wish we had gone on in and stayed the night in New Orleans, but that is water under the bridge. So to speak.

We got a room and I took a power stress nap. I get stressed...I sleep. My coping mechanism. When I woke up we went on into New Orleans and headed to my favorite place...Coops! Had a Mint Julep and Shrimp & Crawfish Étouffée. After the nap and the Mint Julep, my nerves settled down nicely. We had dessert and coffee at Café du Monde.

The rain all of a sudden became my friend. It settled all the crazy. And left soft sounds and wet streets. Lovely. Just lovely.

"I have been one acquainted with the night."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Robert Frost

"I have outwalked the furthest city light."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Robert Frost


BaysideLife Sunday, March 25, 2012  

I'm impressed you made it all the way to Slidel. I would have given up a whole lot sooner. I hate driving (or being a passenger)in conditions like that.

I knew when I read your title "a rainy night in New Orleans" your photos would be wonderful...and they are.

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