Empty Lot at Galvez & Lafitte

After a much-needed day of doing absolutely nothing yesterday, and a morning and afternoon spent finishing up a project, I was ready to get on the bike and head out to see what might happen today. And then I felt the heat. Sometimes I’m up for biking in it, sometimes, not so much, and today I was in the mood for something a little cooler. I headed down to the Quarter for a burrito and decided to go to the movies instead of sweating out to the lake. I gave my pops a call for Father’s Day, and he shared a little bit of that wisdom he’s so known for: there’s a difference between doing things for pleasure and doing things out of compulsion, and it’s important to learn the difference. Yes, yes it is. After the movie at the weird theater (seriously folks, turn it up–my ears hurt from listening so hard!) and a round of slot machines at Harrah’s, it had cooled down just a bit, and I was back on the bike, headed to Mid-City for dinner with R. I stopped at Galvez and Lafitte to snap a picture of this empty lot, so close to the Quarter. It never ceases to amaze me how much empty land is right in the middle of the city. This land, though, is slated to become the Lafitte Greenway, and I hope I get to come back here and bike it when it’s finished. It’s strange, this long, slow move out of New Orleans.

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