Hello fellow travelers 🙂 I did not get a chance to post the last day due to traveling. First my flight out of DC was cancelled. I finally got a connecting flight through St. Louis. I arrived here in New Orleans around 7PM local time. They lost my luggage, go figure.
I had to wait an hour and a half for the hotel shuttle. Apparently the New Orleans Saints won the Superbowl 🙂 They decided to have a small party and invited most of the state. Getting to the hotel was a bit of a chore as all the streets were blocked with people and police cars. I never caught a glimpse of the parade, but other told me it was fantastic. I imagine a good portion of the people partying in the streets did not see the parade either. James, the shuttle driver, managed to manuever through the crowds and I finally got to the hotel around 11PM. No luggage, no food, but they did save my reservation.
Well, tomorrow I have to speak in front of a crowd of people with no dress clothes, no clean clothes even, except for the socks that I just washed out in the bathroom sink. I am sure they will appreciate me in carpenter’s jeans and tennis shoes. Thank God my shirt at least has a collar on it. Though it is green & blue striped.
I am staying at the convention center Hilton. When I asked for a complimentary kit at the front desk, after I explained that American Airlines lost my luggage, she said they were out. She then pointed me to their 24 kiosk where I purchased one plastic shaver and a small tube of toothpaste for five bucks. Gee, not wonder they are out of those comp kits. Gotta love the extras you get with Hilton Hotels. Anymore it is just a name that you pay for.
Anyway, I have to get up early, give my presentation, get involved in a back and forth. Funny, when I went over the presentation I didn’t picture myself in jeans. I hope my luggage shows up. There are things I need in there and that was my favorite suit.
On the bright side. I survived and will get another chance to tell all my favorite attorney jokes on stage 🙂