Heading to New Orleans for Jazz Fest. My first trip back since Katrina. Very excited to see my old stomping grounds and to show Andy around. Planned must see's & do's include a visit to Cafe Du Monde for bengiets and cafe au lait, A po-boy from Mother's, Gumbo from the Gumbo Shop, Hangrenades, Hurricaine's from Pat O's, Pimm's Cup's from the Napoleon House, Brunch at the Court of Two Sisters, dinner at Dick & Jenny's and two solid days of jam packed ear tingling fun at Jazz Fest!
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