I didn’t think there were in any time-share condominiums in the Vieux Carre, but apparently I was wrong. I can thank my in-laws for hooking us up with a nice place at the corner of Bienville and Burgundy. I think it’s called the Chateau Orleans or somesuch. Doesn’t look like much from the outside, and the condo itself is functional, not fancy. I can’t tell how old the building is, as some parts seem quite old but there’s been extensive remodeling.
Our balcony overlooks a shared courtyard with a pool, a grill and lots of tropical vegetation. The courtyard really makes the place: You can hang out, swim, bask in the sun, meet your neighbors… And that’s exactly what I’ve been doing.
The weather’s turned cooler, if you can apply that term to the low 90s. It’s too bad we had record-breaking 100º+ heat for Scott and Justine’s visit last weekend. I’d call this weather just about perfect.
I can feel the accumulated stresses of the last weeks and months melting away. This is exactly what I needed.
This evening, a walk around the Quarter, some drinks, maybe a little shopping, some dinner.
Tomorrow, back to the fray.