On Friday six guys are converging on a house we've rented in the French Quarter to celebrate a 40th birthday. I think it sounds like great fun and I am trying to get extra sleep so I'll be able to keep up.
Fortunately the forecast for New Orleans looks like it will be beautiful. Since we will be descending from places like Boston, NYC and SF we should feel comfortable with these temperatures, although I wouldn't mind seeing mid 70s and low 80s. I'll just have to keep my fingers crossed. I'm not sure where we are planning the big birthday dinner on Saturday night, but I'm not concerned in a city like New Orleans where excellent dining can be found on nearly every corner. I do plan on swinging by the Michalopoulos Gallery. For years George Michalopoulos had a gallery on Newbury Street and when I first lived in Boston in the BackBay, I had a beautiful print that I loved. I have no idea what to expect this weekend but I'm staying focused and counting down the hours 'til I board my Friday morning Jet Blue flight.