I depart for an extended weekend to one of my favorite cities to visit: New Orleans. (I interviewed for a number of jobs there - not that the jobs were in New Orleans, merely the interviews - none of which were offered to me, but I don't hold that against the city. Still, I continue to associate the city with a nervous knot in my stomach nearly twenty years after the fact.) Good food and drink, unusual architecture, history, and did I mention good food and drink?
This is my first visit back since the Unfortunate Events of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 - indeed, I had airplane and hotel reservations for the week after Katrina hit which were hastily cancelled. It will be interesting to see how the city has changed.