Huh? Pretty sure that would be news to our Orlando CVB, who've spent the last year playing host to a record 55 million visitors, +- a few thousand or so, giving us the 'official' bragging rights. But as I wasn't there to start a rumble about tourism head counts (that's what we pay those CVB executives good money for), I just let that announcement sink into the bayou and moved on to more important things, like how much longer it would take me to get to Café du Monde so I could taste those sweet beignets again. www.cafedumonde.com
Truth be told I must admit, that was my primary goal for going to New Orleans on this trip. My 'front story' was that I had to attend a convention, actually a Conclave (which is a fancy name for a meeting) for people like myself who plan meetings and events. But in all actuality, I didn't really need to go to that meeting. I wanted to go, specifically so I could see how NOLA was fairing post Katrina and, well, get me some real beignets! And that, I gladly did on day two of my short visit.