the city of new orleans had my heart within 24hrs. the culture. the food. the sounds of soulful jazz and the colors of all the historic houses. the ghost stories. the beignets. oh my the beignets….
i came once again for the Imaging USA photography conference. i left inspired by the city, motivated by the classes, and filled with the best of creole cooking you can imagine. on the first day before classes had started, my roomie/friend/workwife and i sat on steps outside the french quarter with cold beers in our hands, the sun on our faces, and just enjoyed the jazz players on the street. we were taking it all in, and it was one of those moments of pure happiness where i realized that one of my personal dreams had been fulfilled- to have a job that allows me to travel. without even realizing it, it has happened. san antonio, alaska, vegas, atlanta, myrtle beach, nyc are just a few of the cities ive been fortunate enough to visit through work. but… it never felt like work, and so i’m thinking this is a very good thing.
but seriously…you must go get the beignets. unless you don’t like the idea of fried dough covered in mounds of powdered sugar. but if you don’t, then you really don’t belong on this blog anyway ;-)