Thursday, February 14, 2002

The Big Easy

Back from New Orleans, after four days of Mardi Gras revelry. Our host was Sam Israel, New Orleans native and legendary hedge-fund manager. His local connections enabled us to ride in the Orpheus Parade, on top of the Smoothy King float. Eight hours after arriving at the Convention Center, we finally reached the beginning of the official parade route and began throwing beads to the throngs below. If you ever get the chance, take it. We had a ball.