Yeah I know I know… RT was a while ago and I’ve put nothing up on the site about my trip there but I did get back in town just in time to go to RAGT plus had to finish up classes right when I got back. Hey waiting for me to write this could result in you getting something additional I wouldn’t have been able to give away until after I got extras at RAGT so that is a win in my book.
Ok on to the fun recap-
Starting on May 9th my partner in crime, Rochelle, and I braved a road trip that stretched from Omaha to New Orleans with a stop overnight in Jackson MS. There were a few entertaining parts in Arkansas where we didn’t have cell service and were driving over rusty bridges in the middle of nowhere but we survived to then encounter the 24 mile long bridge over Lake Ponchartrain-
This bridge isn’t for people who don’t like long stretches over water where you can’t see the other side for a long time but was interesting to come in to NOLA that way. We then checked in to our hotel where we were treated to an amazing view of the river:
After putting stuff in the room and asking for recommendations for where to grab FOOD we ended up taking our bellhop’s advice and grabbing a meal at The Ruby Slipper on Magazine Street which ended up being a regular breakfast stop and honestly one of the places I miss most by not being in NOLA right now. The staff is amazing but the food was to die for (Eggs Cochon):
We also snuck in a cemetery tour where we got to see the tomb of Marie Laveau:
I also got to enjoy the classic tastes of beignet and hurricanes while there from the traditional places of Cafe DuMonde and Pat O’Brien’s:
While I adored the food and the atmosphere of NOLA I also was there to fulfill my personal need for books, books, books and more books plus meet some amazing authors, publishers, editors and others professionally in the industry but meeting readers and other bloggers who are just as crazy about books satisfied a deep need in my soul which leads to some of the fun things the winner of my contest will get. Oh and I have to share a pic of PJ on her knees just cause I have one… and ummmm Vida from Kensington wearing a honey badger hat because ya know.. I have one:
Now I know what you are waiting for… What oh what am I giving away and how can you possibly win it?? Ok I am giving this fun RT bag away with the following books and goodies plus some swag:
Well you can see the books but what isn’t as easy to see is 2 thumb drives with books from Carina Press and Escape Publishing. Yes all this fun stuff plus some other swag can be yours if you tell me:
Have you ever been to NOLA and if so what was your favorite part of the city? If not.. is this somewhere you’d like to go and what do you think would be something you’d like to experience while there?
I’ll keep this open until June 22nd at 11:59 pm US Central time so comment away and good luck!