Sorry for the delay, I had to leave for a business meeting less than 24 hrs after getting home. Forgot to mention the cute Mardi Gras style decorations on all of our hotel doors courtesy of GF InA1a. Also lagniappe from the others, 6380 made the cutest little packages with candy, MG beads, JAG OFF stickers, pens, candy, just fun stuff. Travelergo brought miniature statues of liberty, Herm & Deny brought the most wonderful Maple cookies.
Day One, (Thursday, May 12), in N’awlins…..Ok, where did I leave off,…. Coffee on the balcony with My Girlz, yeah! That was priceless and a very special experience. Getting to meet new friends, ( that I gotten to know so well over the last couple of months corresponding), and then bonding so immediately F2F was nothing short of amazing. Love at first sight! When I stepped out there were Herm, Deny and 6380, (I now refer to them as my new BFFs). Shortly others appeared on the balcony; Travelergo plus Herm & Deny’s cousin from the UK and his lovely SO, very cool people. It was more than I could have hoped for, not akward at all.
Late morning DH and I pulled ourselves away, got ready for the day and struck out to Stanley for breakfast. Both had Eggs Stanley, (a variation of eggs benedict with corn meal encrusted oysters), and more coffee, all I can say is YUM! If you have not tried it, I recommend you do so on your next trip, service is impeccable.
Wandered up to look at the swollen river. I think everyone who stepped foot in New Orleans last week came to look at the river, have never seen so many people up there. Absolutely gorgeous day so we spent some time just walking around and pinching ourselves, we really are HERE!
I wanted to stop by the room to drop off a few purchases and pick up the rest of the name tags for the Flokin’ Tour to pass out at the Magnum Swilling Meet at Pat O’Brien’s. We stepped out of the elevator in our hotel and I saw a face I recognized from our traded pics, It was InA1a, whom I had been dying to meet. They had slept in and missed the koffee klatch. We knew each other instantly, yelled, hugged and starting chattering. Another Love At First Sight! They were just getting ready for the day and needed to eat, we just had, so we parted with a plan to catch up shortly at the Magnum Meeting at 2PM.