April 10th – Day 8
I was up at 8:15, checked some emails.
Overcast day but not cold. Took a walk down St. Charles and stopped at the Avenue Café for a real tasty bagel made with hot salami, cheese and egg. Sipped away on my iced coffee while reading the Times Picayune. I picked up a few things at Walmart, the front of the store was blasting out classical music which keeps the loiterers away.
I had been mulling over posting a blog this year. Figured I had written about most things over the last 5 years or so. Kate sent a message to ask when the blog was going up. Luckily I had been keeping a daily journal. The journal helps me remember what I have been doing day to day. If I did not record my daily comings and goings I would have no hope of recalling what I had done. So today, being a bit of a rest day after the FQF I decided to post the six days to date. It took about three hours all up.
Glad to hear that Cara has landed in Alaska. She sent a photo from the airplane and there is a lot of snow still about.
Caught the Street Car around 3:30. Surely it will not be as busy as the last few days. Only had to wait 5 minutes and it came rocking and rolling down the track. Oh no, it is packed. The driver stopped anyway and somehow the four of us waiting squeezed on. I am literally sitting on the drivers lap and I could easily have taken over the controls. The female driver has her front window open and a nice breeze is keeping me cool in the sardine tin environment.
I got down to the French Market just after 4 and immediately headed over to get my favourite Tropical Smoothie. I just spent an hour or so watching people and listening to the blues music being played at the nearby B.B.King franchise. The French Market is no where as busy as the weekend. Much more sedate and civilised.
So ended the quietest day I have had to date. One that I needed.