Sunday, June 6, 2010

TommyMac Takes New Orleans

I flew down to New Orleans this morning to catch the Microsoft Tech-Ed conference June 6 - 10. I've never been to New Orleans before, so I was not prepared for the intense heat and humidity. Ass-sweat induced butt-crack rot reaches epidemic proportions down here.

I'm enjoying my new occupation
I'm staying at a hotel in the French Quarter near Bourbon Street which meant that I had to step out onto that famous rue for a few drinks and to take in the atmosphere. Bourbon Street reminds me of either Paris with an excess of neon or Las Vegas with a lack of themed resorts. To walk down Bourbon Street is to experience a collision of classes. You can pass by a greasy spoon which is right next to a nice bar, which is right next to a strip club which is right next to a decent sea food place. There truly is something for everybody. I ate alligator sausage and oysters at a place called Oceana just off Bourbon Street. Seeing as it was the first time I had eaten both, I was impressed that my stomach didn't rebel and evict the food later on in the night when I had some mixed drinks and a cigar. The party atmosphere on Bourbon Street is certainly very interesting and the booze is cheaper than what you'd have to pay in Vegas.

During my free time tomorrow, I think I'll do something that veers more towards the historic aspect of the city. Oh, and I'll be at the Tech Ed conference most of the day.

No comments:

Post a Comment