It's been five years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Last week, I had a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit "The Big Easy" and, I can say with full certainty, New Orleans is alive and well. After hearing stories from my mother, who lived in the French Quarter in the 1960s, I jumped at the chance to visit the city with my friend, Ann, who won tickets to the NFL Kickoff concert featuring the Dave Matthews Band. And... Oh yeah... Some sweet, young gal named Taylor Swift.