- Published: October 22, 2003
- Written by Bryan Krantz
Each season of the year has its special appeal to the senses. From early childhood I have been particularly fond of the fall. We struggle through the dog days of summer heat in New Orleans where being outside in the heat and humidity can wilt your spirit and leave you soaking wet after just a few moments. Those days of August and September give way to the pleasant early cool fronts of October. This is the weather many would call "football weather" and some call "hunting weather." To some of us, it signals a migration, not of ducks or geese, but of horses. As sure as Halloween and All Saints Day are upon us, the backstretch of Fair Grounds opens the last weekend in October.