We are heading back to NOLA tomorrow. Though most of our neighborhood has power, apparently our block is still out. Our neighborhood association reported earlier this evening that Entergy had multiple crews out working on the problem all day today, so we are confident that power will be restored by the end of the day. Either way, we will be back because my office is open Friday morning and I suppose I need to get some work done. We also want to check out the house and make sure there is no major damage in need of immediate attention.
It has been a lovely couple of days. Once we realized Gustav wasn't going to be the terror that we anticipated, we were able to relax a bit and have some fun. Today we took La Luz to the Fernbank Museum where she got to experience the awesomeness of Imax movie watching. She was a little freaked out by the magnitude but made it through the entire (somewhat boring) 45 minute show about Antarctica. After the museum we had lunch at La Fonda. La Luz loved every bite of the paella and cuban sandwich but spent most of her time eating the chips and cheese dip. The weather was perfect so we were able to eat outside. For a few hours today we were 'that family', the family I see in the middle of the day, in the middle of the work week hanging out together while I am en route to a deposition or running a quick errand during my lunch hour. They do not have a care in the world. They are the kind of family that makes me say "what on earth...how can they do that...it is 2 o'clock on a Wednesday, my they are lucky" and today we really were.