I got to New Orleans really early today and figured I’d just sit at Cafe du Monde drinking a frozen cafe au lait while waiting for check-in time and for AT to arrive. This is what I found when I got there! I grabbed one from the take-out line and dragged myself and my luggage over to the apartment/hotel place we’re staying at, and hung out for an hour with the owner in the courtyard talking. He told me about his old lover who lived on Mott Street in NYC and how they used to light rings of fire around themselves to scare off the winos! He also told me where I could get a “real coffee”.