Sunday, January 9, 2011
New Orleans Day 1
Today was our first full day in New Orleans, comprised of a driving tour of the city, a scavenger hunt in the French Quarter and a solid night of Wal-Mart shopping. Though the weather wasn't too great, it was still an interesting experience. This is my third consecutive year in New Orleans and it was important to compare what I saw today to the past years. In the Lower 9th, the properties seemed to be overgrown, more so this year than any other. However, there were definitely more houses built around the city and many more people around. It was great to see the French Quarter populated and bustling, despite the low temperatures and rain. I am looking forward to finding out what I will be working on for the week!