This is a city that we have visited a couple of times and the last time we left with no desire to ever return and yet here we are moving to New Orleans for a three month winter stay. Our winter stays have always been the most problematic as we are not attracted to the usual winter beach resorts and we do our best to keep our year round temperatures between 15-25℃ or 55-75℉. We also need a fairly large urban center so that we can walk, learn and explore. Our friends all collaborate with us on our difficult decisions as most of them want to come and visit us during the cold winter months. Our friends Neil and Audrey came up with New Orleans as they and their family have spent significant amounts of time here and they understand what we are looking for in a city. So we have been here for one week now and every day has been over 75º.
After spending the afternoon in the French Quarter we walked back to our accommodations in the Garden District giving us a total of 10 miles for the day. Our take after our first few days here is that we have chosen well for the winter so thank you Audrey and Neil for the recommendation and we look forward to hosting you and others soon.