Friday, June 3, 2005
Back from New Orleans
I had to go do some training for work in New Orleans this week, and the family came along. Yesterday, we spent a few hours at the Audubon Zoo before heading home, and we had a great time. I'm sure Hollie will be posting some pictures from the zoo on the boys' blog, so stay tuned there.
I don't remember ever going to the Audubon Zoo before. I was particularly impressed with the landscaping and architectural design - classical yet distinctively Louisianan overall, with superb exotic themes in all the right places, to accent exhibits, etc. Combined with all the other things that make a good zoo, the level of design creates a beautiful place. Plus, when you can buy beer throughout the zoo, kinda makes ya proud and refreshed, all at the same time.
Turns out we missed both ZOObilation and Iron & Wine by one week. I really wish I could figure out how to get back down there for Iron & Wine. I'm off Friday, but I'd basically need to be off Thursday, too. Probably more trouble than it's worth, but we'll see what happens. I've started to think of it as a test of youth. Have I become more or less of an old man? Survey says...
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