It ain't pretty being easy... (soopageek) wrote,
It ain't pretty being easy...

Voice Post: Driving around the French Quarter

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“Hello, LiveJournal - soopageek again. I just drove through the French Quarter a little bit, and I'm happy to report that there are lots of tourists milling around and most all of the businesses seem to be open. Not that everything is all rosy and perfect down here - a lot of the neighborhoods around the French Quarter show lots of signs of damage. But there are also still lots and lots of people around here.

I guess New Orleans is doing all right, it looks like. I mean, obviously it's going to take years to clean everything up and it'll cost a lot of money to repair everything but some of the reports you hear of, you know, everybody basically leaving doesn't seem to be exactly accurate anyway. Of course, I'm not a native of the area so I really couldn't say. Certainly, there are lots of discouraging signs. Lots of businesses - like there was the corner I was just on: McDonalds and the Church's Chicken and everything were boarded up and closed from the storm damage. But then again, there was a brand new {Rally's?) right there, taking advantage of the fact that there's no competition on that corner.

So i don't think there's a whole lot to worry about. It looks like things are going to be okay down here. I'm getting ready to find some parking and walk around Bourbon Street and the French Quarter section myself. So I'm sure I'll have tons and tons of pictures by the time I get done.

I still plan also - I'm going to drive back out into the suburbs and drive around and take pictures out there before it gets dark as well, and that should be a lot of fun.

Anyway, just wanted to send another update.”

Transcribed by: con_grazia

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