Between film screenings in St. Cloud Minnesota, my sister Mary and I walk through beautiful parks down by the Mississippi river. Saturday night, Dad joins us and we watched a wonderful musical that Mary’s friend choreographed.
The trip goes by fast. It’s already time for me to leave.
The next leg of the trip I fly straight to the other end of the Mississippi. The Shereton in downtown New Orleans is where I exhibit next. It’s the National Association of Multicultural Education conference – N.A.M.E. for short.
I arrive in New Orleans early afternoon and my hotel room overlooks the Mighty Miss. Outside it’s front doors, the French Quarter sits right across the street. Art and history… here I come!
Beignets and chicory coffee; street entertainers; policemen on horseback conducing their daily rounds and checking in with patrons at local bars; delicious gulf coast shrimp with cheese grits; street cars traveling to and from the garden district…all a delightful bonus! I have the afternoon to roam around before setting up the booth the next day.