Dave here - still in New Orleans. As you can see from the picture above, the oil spill is still a front page story here. Despite the troubling news, today was set to be a great day for Tam and I. It certainly lived up to expectations.
Tam had marked today as a day where she had planned a number of "surprises" for us. As many of you know, our 1 year anniversary is coming up in a little under 3 weeks. Since our trip will be over we both have planned to celebrate our anniversary at various points during the trip. Today was one of those days.
The day started off with breakfast in bed for both of us - very delicious.
Tam then led me down Bourbon street to where she planned for us to each get a massage - very relaxing.
We then spent the afternoon by the pool which is just outside our back patio.
After a relaxing evening, we went for dinner at a nice place called MiLa. Tam chose this restaurant on account of it's wine pairing with a variety of wines from the Niner Wine Estates. Again, quite delicious.
Many thanks to my beautiful wife for planning such a nice day.
As I sign off on the blog, the 11-o-clock news is on in the background. On a day that started with major efforts to stop the oil spill, it appears to still have no definitive answer as to its success yet. One thing is that many New Orleaners feel that the government reaction is similar to the reaction during Katrina. Tam and I both wish the best to the people of New Orleans.
Tomorrow is our last full day in New Orleans followed by our move northward.