Friday, October 1, 2010

New Orleans, Louisiana...Location Advice

I provide location advice to owners and occupants of industrial buildings in Southern California. Last week, I had the privilege of visiting post Katrina NOLa. Our oldest son moved to New Orleans in January and absolutely loves it! The old world charm, the bars, the WWII museum, the bars, St. Charles Avenue, the Garden District, Magazine Street, The French Quarter, etc, etc.! We got to do a lot of very cool things but the absolute coolest was touring the swamps on a seven seat air boat and a very funny captain. We will call him Captain Water Boy. When he talked, his Cajun accent reminded us of Adam Sandler's character, Bobby Bouchet, in the Water Boy. Have you ever been up to your eyeballs in alligators? Well we were...literally! As we meandered through the marshy bayous, I acknowledged that a real estate transaction is somewhat like a swamp tour. You have to have an experienced captain to help you navigate through the twists and turns of the transaction and avoid the dangers that loom around every corner and in every overhanging branch. Fortunately, we made it through the tour safely and will never forget the memorable way in which the "water boy" spoke to the alligators in French and shared the history of life in the swamp.


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