Eric said: Nawlens is a spirit -- in music, in the sheer joy of living, in style, in architecture, in cusine, in specialness in our country -- it's without peer. I cannot imagine a United States without Basin Street or Bourbon Street, or Mardi Gras.
You've hit the nail on the head. We could not be who we are without somehow reinstating this indellible piece of our heritage. Thanks for bringing a light of renewal to the situation, however distant at this time.
Once we get past the restoration of life, safety and comfort - I have complete confidence that we will get back to the serious business of restoring this cultural hotspot in the American experience. Hopefully with more 'Dutchmen'.
I'll contact you offline about a potential visit to your homewaters this fall...