Mr. Luz and I woke up at 3:45 this morning to begin the much anticipated trek to NOLA. (Thank you United Airlines, for rescheduling us to a 6am flight to Chicago.) Right now we're about to fly out of O'Hare airport for our final destination, but we've already had a taste of NOLA-in more ways than one. Mr. Luz and I are already two bloody marys into the trip, and it's only 9 am. Also, the bar at the airport? Full of our fellow New Orleans passengers with their beverage of choice. We saw a lot of bloody marys, a table full of guys double fisting Coronas (how do you say 'Good Morning' in Mexico?), and even a vodka-red bull. It feels good to be back in the midst of Our People. Lassiez les bon temps rouler!