As I release the fourth installment in my Big Uneasy series, I thought it would be fun to look back at the other installments in the series, and how it came to be…
Eleven years ago—and after 18 years there—the hubs and I left the Big Easy, courtesy of a company transfer. The thing about New Orleans, it doesn’t let you completely leave. It lingers in your mind. And yeah, in your taste buds. You find yourself trying to find food as good and inhale those rich, distinctive scents.
I went back to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and it almost broke my heart. Before Katrina, as soon as you stepped out of the breezeway at the airport, you knew you were back. That first time back, it didn’t look or smell like home. The airport was a dank, shadowy, scary place.
I wasn’t sure I wanted to go back because it didn’t feel like home anymore. But we did. Several times. Some places are gone forever, but the spirit of New Orleans survives and even thrives. Katrina isn’t the first time the city has faced disaster and made a comeback.
I also didn’t expect to write about New Orleans again…
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