The other day, I met Drew for lunch at the Magazine Street Po-Boy Shop. (Excellent! I would definitely recommend their dressed roast beef po-boy.)

Anyway, Magazine Street and some of the streets connecting to it are under construction, so to avoid all the mess, I parked a few streets before Magazine and walked the rest of the way. It was right in the middle of the Garden District, so it definitely was a lovely walk. I always forget about the fact that I live in New Orleans until days like that. I mean, I don’t really forget, but I do. I spend so much of my time at home or running errands or going to the store or whatever, but I don’t spend nearly enough time enjoying the things that make New Orleans so special. The beautiful and grand houses in the Garden District, taking a ride on the streetcar, spending the day in the shops on Magazine Street, walking around in the French Quarter, going to the French Market, walking along the riverfront… All the things that tourists come here to do, and I live here and never do them. I really need to get better about that. I know I probably won’t live in New Orleans forever and those are things that can only be done here. I have to get better about enjoying them while I have the chance. Hopefully this summer I can start getting better about that.

Anyway, here are some snippets of what I stumbled across on my walk:


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