VooDoo Harley Davidson t-shirt
New Orleans, Louisiana
On yet another fabulous birthday trip last year, our second leg found us in the Crescent City. I love New Orleans, for so many reasons. If any town had its own soul, New Orleans would be that town. From the people and food, to the music and entertainment, you’ll not find anything like it, anywhere else.
New Orleans is also the perfect place to take stock. Stock of yourself, your life, your choices, your successes, and your less than stellar moments. For some inexplicable reason it seems to promote introspection. It can be cathartic. And sobering.
But I think the thing that I love the most about New Orleans is the sense of inclusion and belonging. I’ve gone with friends, I’ve gone with family, and one birthday when I was in a particularly weird place, I went alone. Funny thing was, I never felt alone. But the beauty of it is, you can get lost there, without being lost. It does bear mentioning it’s a lot harder to do that in the tourist mecca it’s become.
Down the river front from Café du Monde, toward the open air market, you’ll find VooDoo Harley Davidson. Stop by if you’re down that way just to say you did. You’ll find fun and interesting people, and some great souvenirs to remind you of your trip.
I’ll write another post of 10 things you must do in New Orleans. Stay tuned for that.
In the meantime, I can almost smell the salt air and see the flicker of the gas lamps that still call to weary travelers in the dark night.
Oh, NOLA, that VooDoo that you do.
Until next time…