NOLA has been on my "bucket list" for years..in fact, I was all set to go in 2005, but then "Katrina" & "the federal flood" changed my travel plans. "Treme" rekindled my interest in the city...we'll be there the week before Christmas. I'm not a fan of big crowds and crazy partying anymore, so a trip during Mardi Gras didn't really interest me, and I thought the heat and humidity would be tolerable the week before Christmas, plus, there would all the decorations. I've even listening to WGOZ online a few times...caught the "Pay it Forward Benefit Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief", and a concert from the Mahalia Jackson Hall featuring a Cuban jazz keyboardist(name escapes me just now), and both were terrific. A friend from my workplace went this summer, and she loved it,so I lent her my first season DVD, as she had never seen the series.As time gets a bit closer to departure, I'm going to finalize our activities and meals on-line, and the movie tour of the city is tops on the list.