Wednesday started early with a 5:45 AM flight. The traveling went easy this time; no delays or bad weather, even in Denver. I arrived in New Orleans around 1:30 PM and headed straight to they hotel to drop off my bags and get to my first meeting. I sat in on the Smart Growth Advisory Board. This is one of the great groups that reviews grant applications from local and state associations to help with growth and community items. After that meeting, it was off to the CRS® welcome reception and dinner, then a little sightseeing.