|Mardi Gras 2006
Sorry for the late, late, late update for this section.
Thinking that I'd never return to New Orleans after Katrina, I was catching beads in the Big Easy the following Mardi Gras. The city was...well...almost like Katrina never left. Some of it was unscathed...but much of it remain abandoned and ignored. As much as the residents would like to return, they will find that some neighborhoods still don't have water or electricity and therefore no way of cleaning up themselves.
With that said, I still love the city. There's something mysterious that keeps me coming back year after year. Memories of waking up in an U-Haul next to St. Charles Ave. with an overhang can never seem to go away. "The City that Care Forgot," is absolutely true. No matter how you look at it, New Orleans is a (great) American metropolitan.