Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Adventures in NOLA Part 2

That's my buddy Kwana! 

There is nothing better in this world than meeting up with good friends and RT certainly provided me with the opportunity to meet up with  lots of them.

My other buddy Deborah Blake Dempsey

Then there is that bar I told you about. You know the one that if you stood in one place long enough you'd see everyone? Well there's nothing like cornering Nalini Singh and Karina Cooper stops by with a copy of Delilah Dawson's book.

Then there's the food. Behold Red beans and Rice and Andouille sausage. 
Nom Nom Nom!

Then there was Mardis Gras World. RT and the Publishers did go all out to make sure we experienced New Orleans.

Lyla Bellatas and Damon Suede

I found these two in the darkened pathways of the Haunted Mansion. 

We grooved to a New Orleans Jazz band on the way to see the floats!

Nothing like discovering authors in the floats. Which meant:

Oh look it's Sara Humphrey's

Suzanne Brockmann with her writing partner and daughter Melanine Brockmann. I tried really hard not to squeal and I remembered to acknowledge Ed  Gaffney this time. Years after meeting them in Jacksonville and having a total fan girl moment where I pretty sure I was unintelligible, I redeemed myself and got a picture.

Seriously the Jazz band rocked it out! 

There was another part to this event but, the lines were long though the food was good and for a tired girl the best thing I could for myself do was head back to the hotel. Where I ran into:

DeLonn Donovan

And decided I wasn't too tired to venture out into the cold (yes it was cold and windy) for a hilarious dinner, where we closed the restaurant down and shocked the staff.

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