Sunday, May 29, 2016

Tutor conference

In March, the Portland Literacy Council hosted a one-day workshop for tutors and other educators. It was held on the fairytale campus of Reed College, meaning I got only one photo of the event and ninety pictures of the grounds, haha.

Monday, May 23, 2016

NOLA nightwalk

On the final evening in New Orleans, after the expo had ended and we had packed away everything in the booth, my brother and I walked through the city at twilight. Final destination- a Thai restaurant with good reviews. Our foodie, Greg, had already caught a flight back to his family so we actually had to Google where to go that night (instead of "Greg" where to go).

Friday, May 20, 2016

On the bayou

The American south is such a mystery to me. The history, the drawl, the food, the bayou- it was impossible to figure it all out in only a week, so I picked the bayou to start with.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Xponential 2016

New Orleans was a lucky break. My brother and his friend recently started a company and they needed an extra person to help out at a trade show. They kindly overlooked my total lack of engineering qualifications and, whoo-hoo!, there was a ticket to New Orleans in my inbox!

Although the expo was only for 3 days, we spent almost a week there. There was the set-up, the break-down, the networking events, and the city itself to see.

Friday, May 6, 2016

13 cool things about New Orleans

This week I've been in a brand-new city: New Orleans! It's supposedly a business trip, but you know how those things go- there's always a little extra time for play. Here are a few of the things that I'll remember this city for...

#1. Farm-raised alligator. 

Available to eat, well, everywhere. There's even alligator beef jerky in the convenience stores.

#2. Booze, costumes, palm trees, and more booze.

It feels like the Las Vegas of the south.

#3. The music...

... is everywhere!