May 15, 2017: Off to New Orleans

Monday.  Today I am heading to New Orleans to attend the VeeamOn 2017 conference that is going on there.  I am flying Spirit out of DFW to get there.  Spirit is so cheap and they took care of us so well when we flew from Managua to Houston.

The family dropped my off at DFW this morning and I was off to New Orleans.  Easy, fast flight.

View from Hyatt Place

The Hyatt Place where I am staying is great.  I have an amazing corner room with loads of windows and a view of the convention center where I will be all week.

Max got into town not too long after me and we met up for a walk along the Mississippi and looking for some food in the mall that is on the water front.  There was a food court there with outdoor seating, so we got po’ boys and headed out to the water.  It’s been quite a long time since I had a crawfish po’ boy, so of course I had to get one.

Crawfish Po Boy in New Orleans
Max on the Mississippi

Food was good and we hung out for a while. Then the afternoon was relaxing in the hotel.

This evening, Anton, Max, Maryna, Taris, and Oksana were all in town and once everyone had arrived and settled in we took a walk to the French Quarter and went to Kingfish for drinks and dinner.  Food was awesome, drinks were awesome.

After dinner, we walked to Preservation Hall to listen to a living museum of live jazz concert, which was really cool.  Very popular.  But so hot.  No air conditioning, small room with loads of people.

After the concert we walked the French Quarter for a bit, then went out for live zydeco, which was really amazing but only caught the tail end of it.  We had wanted to go out for drinks, but everything was closing up.  Not a very wild town.

Spicy Shrimp While Listening to Zydeco

After the zydeco I decided to turn in.  Most everyone else went out in search of alcohol, but I have not been getting enough sleep for a week or more and it is going to catch up with me.  I was in bed by midnight.  I watched some Club de Cuervos before falling asleep.  That is my new show, I am really loving it.  Watching it in Spanish, of course.