Well, it's now that time in New Orleans. It happens with so many cities whenever there is bad publicity or some kind of bad occurrence, whether it be natural or man-made. What time is that? It's the time when all of the locals return and open up their businesses only to have to have minimal business when you need it most b/c of public perception being wrong based on media reports. It's that time in New Orleans and it makes me sad for the warriors that have returned and have reopened there shops and restaurants, only to have to wait 4 to 6 months on the word that New Orleans is back. Well, I live here, and I'm here to tell you that the New Orleans everyone knows IS back. Everything that has historically been fun has reopened. But, people still think the entire city flooded and that it's still doomsday down here. We are still recovering in neighborhoods (many), but, the things that tourists, conventioneers, and leisure travelers have historically enjoyed is open. And the neighborhoods you always loved..they DID NOT FLOOD. I appeal to you and to spread the word, on behalf of those that work in hospitality, to come on down and have some fun in New Orleans. After you leave, I guarantee you that YOU will spread the word, b/c you will see, firsthand, how much fun it really is, and how things are truly back. Come on down, reward yourself to true fun while you help those in an industry that is fighting one thing...negative perception. I work in a bank...I receive the same pay every two weeks and it never changes. But, there are those in New Orleans and every city that rely on visitors. Come down, have fun, and see for yourself. And, not only will you be having fun, but, you'll be doing a good thing, as well. Be a part of the gossip and spread the real word...New Orleans is back.