After ten years of talking about it, my friend Donna and I finally made it to New Orleans last May, with husbands in tow. It seems a little spooky to us now. We’d dreamed about this trip for so long, but every year something got in the way. Finally, somehow, we decided that 2005 would be the year. What a good thing we did. New Orleans won’t be the same again for a long time, if ever.
The four of us were so charmed by New Orleans, and we’re hardly alone in that. The people and the food and the city itself were so appealing. It was all the more heartbreaking to hear the stories about Katrina when we had been walking on those streets just a few months before.
I have a lot of photos from New Orleans. It’s going to be a big project for me to get them together and out into the world. It’s my first big effort with my digital camera, and it’s taken me a while to get up to speed on the new processes and workflows that Camera Raw format entails.
Also, it’s taken me some time to feel OK about gathering and sharing my happy travel memories in the wake of the hurricane.
More to come…