Janette Kenny

Doing the Big Easy

I’m way late posting an update out our trip to NOLA, arriving several days before the RT Booklovers Convention 2014. Of course I’d signed up to go, and since we hadn’t been away on a real normal trip, we thought why not do it now.

Upon arriving early, we checked in, unpacked quickly and hit the streets. Bourbon St to be exact. It was everything exciting I thought it would be plus everything icky creepy mixed in.

The soulful jazz and blues oozing from dives amid the French Quarter make it heavenly magic. I liked it and wanted to see more. And we did!

NOLA is easy to get around, either by trolley, bus, taxi or on foot. We walked more than I thought he’d be able to tolerate.

He surprised me with a romantic dinner cruise with jazz on the Mississippi. All over the Garden District, downtown and the French Quarter, we ate, we drank, we relaxed. He flew home on Wednesday, leaving me to do the convention.

RT outdid itself again by putting on a great convention, and NOLA was a great venue. I signed and gave out all of my swag and free books. And too soon the week was over and I flew home.

And I got right back into writing a book that’s due at on the editor’s desk.

So would I mix business and pleasure into one trip again? Yes, it can work. Would I return to NOLA? Anytime.

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