Apparently, a number of you are concerned I've been spending way too much time stuffing my bulging, obese form with Creole and Cajun food from the city's best restaurants and have been callously avoiding the human tragedy of the city. I should be ashamed of myself, and well, I'm a bad person.
Well, locals (including the Mayor himself) have been telling me that they are more than happy to let me spend my hard earned dollars and my yearly vacation time in their wonderful city so it can help bring back what was once a thriving tourist and restaurant industry, and that while that everbody who comes here should see the devastation, they really don't want the affected portions of the city to be a tourist attraction. People live here and are trying to survive, and bring back some semblance of normality.
That being said, Rachel and I rented a car today and headed towards some of the worst hit parts of the area, St. Bernard Parish and the town of Chalmette. I've made an album on Flickr for those of you who really want to see this stuff, but here's some just to let you know I am quite aware of the reality of the situation.
Now if some of you holier-than-thou assholes don't mind, I'm going to get back to the food.