New Orleans Here We Come
After weeks of planning and preparation, we were off to New Orleans. Our flight down to MSY Airport was my second of the day, having just flown home that morning from the NABJ conference in San Diego. Whew! How was I going to get all of this done?
Somehow things worked themselves out and I met Kea and Victoria at the airport. (Ralston and Dr. Gene Sankofa missed the flight!)
When we arrived in New Orleans, we were welcomed what felt like 100 degrees and the most humidity I’ve ever felt in my life! But we were hyped and ready to take on New Orleans. It seemed to make more sense to rent a car for one day rather than deal with taxis from the airport. So I pulled out my Blackberry to look for a deal. That was too slow, so we pulled out the iPad. Success!
We had to convince Chantell at Avis, that we really only needed a economy car, despite all of our bags and boxes.
We were right! We managed to fit three suitcases, two African Ancestry cases, two boxes, three carryons, and a camera bag into that little Hyundai and still have room for Kea and Victoria.
We capped the day off with a visit to the French Quarter. It reminded me of Vegas with all of the lights and people and action. Good food. Good drinks. Good night!