i once asked my Godmother, a native uptown new orleans "gibson girl" type, why she didn't travel more. she certainly had the health and the financial means to do/go anywhere here big heart desired.
she looked at me over her tea cup and replied, somewhat haughtily: "mahh child, WAHHHYYY
should ah travel to some foreign city and be forced to eat bland food, drink weak coffee and leave a bar at some obscure closing tahmmm? LOOK AH-ROUND, mahh child
, this is NEW ORLEANS! wahhyy travel? AH AM ALREADY HE-AHHHH!!
the older i become the more i agree with her.