Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Winding down

The meeting that brought me to New Orleans finished up just after 4 P.M. this afternoon which was too early for dinner. My boss was arriving about 5 and wanted me to dine with me and his entourage, so I had a little time to kill.

The hotel is next to the Mississippi River and I walked over to the Riverwalk.

The Creole Belle riverboat was docked and loading for one of the river tours that leaves every 30 minutes or so.

It was overcast, but the air was thick with humidity making the 55-degree temp feel much warmer.

Sitting on a bench under a palm tree, I did some people watching.

I must have looked like a hayseed sitting there watching, listening, and closing my eyes trying to identify the different smells on the wind off the river.

The Aquarium is here. And snapdragons bloomed in the bed of flowers on the sidewalk. A napkin had blown into the bed so I picked it up and tossed it in a nearby trash can.

I love visiting places I haven't visited in  a while.

My boss texted me just after 6 and we walked down the street to the Grand Isle restaurant for dinner.

He got a pound of boiled shrimp. They were huge and in fact, looked more like trout.

I opted for a shrimp Po' Boy sandwich with a cup of gumbo. The food was good and I learned that my boss is a hoot when he's away from his desk.

My bags are packed and I'll be ready to head out at first light.

I miss my lovely spouse and my dogs. Jilda said they were both a little listless today (the dogs I mean.)

When I'm home, they mostly ignore me but apparently they miss me when I'm gone. The trip was good, but there really is no place like home.






10 comments:

  1. A beautiful day on the river for you.
    Lovely photos (and thank you for picking up that napkin that had blown astray.)
    Safe travels back to your sweetheart and your fur babies.

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  2. I could almost hear you clicking those ruby slippers as I read that last line.

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  3. A nice place to kill some time.

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  4. Trips are fun, but more fun with your love. Always nice to visit and especially Nawlins. But when you miss the dogs it is time to head home (Yeah I know who comes first, but the devil made me say that!) Glad you had a good trip, love the picture of the river and river boat.

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  5. That gumbo sounded so good. The Po Boy also sounded good but the gumbo made my mouth water. The Mississippi is quite a sight to see. I live near the Missouri and can sit and watch the water roll by for hours.

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  6. I'd love to be breathing in some of that humidity you mentioned. Here in the north the electricity is making my hair stand on end because our air is so dry. You got some lovely pictures. Glad you had a good trip and are on your way home.

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  7. Beautiful Picture you took of the Mississippi (yes I had to sing the song to spell that). Gumbo would be my go to meal if I were to ever be in New Orleans. Glad you had a nice little trip. But your right. Home with the ones you love are the best.
    Lisa

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  8. I feel the same way when I go away from home. Home feels so good.
    Safe trip back home. I bet there's a good meal waiting for you.
    JB

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  9. Sounds like a nice place and you had a nice time but it would have been a glorious time if your sweetheart was with you. When we are away we value home even more....even when we are having a good time

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