New Orleans…Sometimes one of the most enjoyable parts of taking a trip is the anticipation and the reading and research of a destination. I have never taken a solo trip to any destination; this will be my first, as well as my first time visiting this rich city, and I must say I feel a great sense of courage and excitement because years ago or even months ago, this wouldn’t be something I would dream of. So, it’s a big deal for me.
I haven’t booked it yet, but know that it’s in the near distant future, and I will stay for three nights. I have looked at some potential activities to do and have scoped out bookstores online to visit in the flesh. I know that I will not be out late at night by myself, especially on Bourbon street, unless of course, there are crowds around. I am not going to plan all of the activities and will leave my days open for chance. I imagine walking the streets, and at least taking a walking tour to learn more about the history. I imagine I’ll take the St. Charles Avenue Street Car to the Garden District and view the beautiful homes. I also imagine participating in a demonstration at the cooking school where I would get to see and taste. I will always have my notebook handy and see myself spending time in many a coffee shop, book browsing in a local bookshop, or on a park bench, recording whatever comes to me.