September 20-21, The Mystery of New Orleans

September 20

Land at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, 5:50 PM CST

Receive text message from (971) 213-7548 at 5:54 PM CST


Arrive at 2031 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans


A man holds the door. "Welcome to the Pontchartrain Hotel."


"I've got a reservation."

"What's your name, sir?"

"Chandler Austin Jones."

"Ah, yes. I see. There is something waiting for you in your room."

Room 902

A letter, a box, and a piece of sheet music are on the desk.

click right to discover what's in the box.

"Please keep our key on you at all times until you arrive here, which isn't there, but could be elsewhere."

Hm, there are dots under a few of the notes.

From the hotel's rooftop bar, you can almost see it. A Spritzer Named Desire may help you image (or forget).

"I've got the guts to die. What I want to know is, have you got the guts to live?"

Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cheers, New Orleans. 

September 21

29.956633, -90.061671

The address at the bottom of the letter from the hotel.

1113 Decatur Street, New Orleans


I sit and wait,

And order a sazerac.

The phone at the bar rings.

The bartender answers and listens closely.

His eyes scan the room until they meet mine,

and I smile. 

He whispers to the waitress,

and she walks over to my table.

"W.W. says thank you."

I nod

and take a sip.