I finally made it back to Trixie Camp! I actually had a hard time believing it had been so long, but the last time I made it to one was 2010. That’s a long time.
For those who may not know, this is what we’ve started to call the annual Trixie Belden Convention. Basically, it’s an excuse for those of us who have met on the message boards for this old kid’s mystery series over the years to get together and have fun hanging out in person.
This year, the convention was in New Orleans, a place I’ve always wanted to go. Yes, it was in July, which is definitely not the best time weather wise. I truly appreciated our dry heat when I got home.
But we had a lot of fun. It was so great to see people I haven’t seen in person for years and just hang out. There was just about enough time to catch up with everyone. Another day or two would have been perfect.
We didn’t leave the French Quarter the entire time we were there. We had a walking tour, including one of the cemeteries. We went down to the old mint and got a jazz concert out of the deal. There was time for shopping and just hanging out. We took a steamboat up the river to the site of the Battle of New Orleans. And we did lots and lots of walking.
Did I mention it was hot and humid? It was. It even poured one afternoon when we were at a museum a little ways from our hotel. But after wrapping my phone in a plastic bag, I headed back. Honestly, it felt pretty good.
I would have loved to get to the Garden District, something there just wasn’t time to do. I guess that will be the next trip, right?