Good mornin', mes cheries. (Sounded good, didn't it?) The Big Easy (New Orleans) in March rocks. I attended a writing conference the first weekend in March and had a fab time. Scarlet wrote some about our trip, but I'll add a bit more.

We were actually here on this famous street!

How lovely is this?

Remember the granddaddies of Jazz?

The performers below drew huge crowd. Amazing!

I'm thinking I need this for Halloween. Or not.(grin)

We didn't eat here, but we did eat is some cool places.

See the tugboat? It reminds me of the old stories I read about the mighty Mississippi.

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  1. Kathy // March 22, 2012 at 1:42 AM  

    Oh wow that looked like a fun time in New Orleans. Maybe I will manage to find a way to get my act together and do some traveling one day soon.

  2. Nightingale // March 22, 2012 at 9:41 AM  

    Mary, what fun! What was the writing conference? You were close and should have come to visit!

  3. Mary Marvella // March 22, 2012 at 9:46 AM  

    Kathy, I hope you do. Yes, we had a blast!

  4. Mary Marvella // March 22, 2012 at 9:48 AM  

    Linda, hon, you are well past New Orleans. I appreciate the thought, though. Scarlet and I were on a tight schedule. She and I both had to work Monday.

  5. Donnell // March 22, 2012 at 11:23 AM  

    Makes me want to go to New Orleans, Mary, and why not get that dress. You look good in everything! xxoo

  6. Mary Marvella // March 22, 2012 at 11:30 AM  

    Donnell, I love you! I decided against the revealing beaded thingie.

    Maybe you could head to NO and meet me there for fun! WE could invite others and party.

  7. Autumn Jordon // March 22, 2012 at 12:03 PM  

    Oh, I wish I could've gone. I'm green with envy. Really I am! Maybe next year.

  8. Mary Ricksen // March 22, 2012 at 2:26 PM  

    I would have loved to see you in that dress MM! I was in NO last year with Linda. We were there in the middle of a hurricane, mild, but still a mess!
    Too bad we didn't go at the same time!

  9. Mary Marvella // March 22, 2012 at 5:18 PM  

    Autumn, I wish you could have joined us!

  10. Mary Marvella // March 22, 2012 at 5:20 PM  

    Mary R. So way in Hell could I wear that beaded number. People would beg me to cover up. Actually, now that I think about it, I could use the $$$$.

  11. Scarlet Pumpernickel // March 22, 2012 at 8:05 PM  

    MM and I had a very productive and fun trip. We both took lots of pictures. That's one reason I like traveling with MM, she knows I love making pictures and tags right along. She is a very good photographer. We both got requests from editors and learned a load of stuff. Had some wonderful food also.

    MM, your pictures are better than mine. I want a new camera!

  12. Mary Marvella // March 22, 2012 at 9:40 PM  

    Scarlet, you always get great pictures.

  13. Josie // March 23, 2012 at 2:38 PM  

    Gorgeous pictures, MM. Thanks for sharing. Some day, I must see New Orleans.

  14. Mary Marvella // March 23, 2012 at 11:56 PM  

    Joanne, we do need a road trip to New Orleans. Glad you liked the blog.

  15. Judy // March 24, 2012 at 4:44 PM  

    Fun glad you had such a good time!!

  16. Mary Marvella // March 24, 2012 at 10:49 PM  

    We did have fun, Judy!