Tuesday, May 14, 2013

New Orleans

Last week I traveled to New Orleans for a conference.

We stayed in the heart of the French Quarter at Hotel Monteleone

I loved how my room overlooked a busy street in the French Quarter.
One night at nearly midnight, there was random jazz music coming from the street.
The next morning I heard some conference attendees grumbling about it, but I loved it!

Tuesday afternoon, me and a friend, spent the afternoon doing a little sightseeing.
One of our first stops of course had to be the original Cafe Du Monde for beignets.

That evening we met up with some more friends and had a wonderful dinner at Kingfish Restaurant.
I had the "Seafood Cassoulet" ~ sauteed shrimp, fish, crawfish, alligator sausage smothered in flageoulets, finished with a cheese crust.  It was my favorite meal of the trip! 

After dinner, we went on a walking "ghost tour" of the French Quarter.  It was a little hokey, but still a good time!  Here's a pic of me on Bourbon Street on our way back to the hotel after the tour.

Wednesday morning, the conference started with an ag tour of Louisiana.
We started at the Port of New Orleans.  Very interesting!

From there, we traveled to tour and eat at La Provence, a farm to fork restaurant.

Random pic...I didn't wear my mask out, but I had to have one!

That night was the opening reception.
I was lucky enough to get to participate in another Dear World photo shoot.

I have developed great friendships with several marketing directors from other Farm Credits.  I look forward to spending time with them each year at this conference.

Idea Share - conference for Farm Credit system marketing professionals and communicators.
I LOVE this conference, it's my favorite one I go to each year.

Our conference room had a great view!

The famous Carousel Bar was located in our hotel.  It actually revolves!

Thursday evening, we took a dinner cruise.

Great New Orleans cuisine and cruising while enjoying the city lights.

I had an awesome trip and great conference!


I missed my Littles, but Daddy, Gaga and Papa took great care of them and I was certainly happy to get home to them.

I think the Little Lady liked her souvenir!


Melodee said...

how fun! what an amazing place to attend a conference!!!

Jennifer said...

I have lots of ideas...I'd better come next year :) Looks like a great trip!

Rachel said...

Looks like fun!!

Amanda Haney said...

Love beignets! Looks like a fun trip. Little lady looks adorable in her mask. :)))