What a place to go for the 2009 Microsoft World Partner Conference. Staying in a hotel right on the corner of Bourbon St. was almost too much to handle by the end of the week – just what alcohol is actually in those bright green grenades ?

We had to get out of the city and took a road trip down to Venice, the southerly most point in Louisiana and the sunset over the marsh was pretty therapeutic. Heading east out of NO another day we took in the Sugar Plantations along the historic River Road – really too close to the Mississippi – and saw the history first hand.