Where in the World is Always a First Lady? was my last post. Well, let me tell you where I have been. Eleven days I traveled by auto, plane, ship, shuttle, taxi, trolley, uber, and more. I want to recap as much as I can here for you to enjoy.
It all started off very early Thursday morning as I took a flight, yes, a flight, from my house to the airport in my son’s car. He was a little late, but I knew we would make up the time with the speed of his Infinity jet. I just closed my eyes and prayed the prayer of faith. Thank you, Favorite Son, for your kindness and sacrifice of a very early trip to the airport on your day off.
I arrived at the airport with no lines and no waiting. Let’s all say together, favor. Then I walked through TSA precheck without delay. At the gate, I said my hellos to my traveling buddies, ladies I have known since elementary school. How nice is that?
We left Memphis and transferred in Baltimore. There we had breakfast at the Silver Diner with local foods, pastured eggs, and organic condiments. All to my delight. We arrived in Ft. Lauderdale and took a taxi to the Westin. Dinner was at Catfish Dewey’s for an all you can eat catfish feast. The next day was a shuttle, an Uber and a trolley ride to have lunch at the mall and to brave the hot sands of the beach.
The next morning shuttle to the ship Conquest launched the beginning of my cruise and my place of residence for the next few days. While cruising on the sea, I enjoyed fine dining, buffets, and cooking demos. The entertainment included movies, karaoke, lip-syncing, trivia, and photos. And I will not forget the morning devotions and evening meditations, all in the fresh sea air, the sun, the rain, the heat and the cool.
We docked on Monday and toured the Grand Turks Island. Tuesday was Half Moon Cay’s fabulous beach with the clearest water and the softest sand. Wednesday was the Bahamas and some shopped till they dropped. On Thursday, we docked back in Ft. Lauderdale to make the journey back home. Upon my evening arrival, all roads led to check on my Momma, then on to home to pack for the next day.
The morning came quickly, but I was up and ready to go. I waited and waited on my Trusted Assistant to make her arrival for our Girls Trip to the Essence Festival. But during the wait, I prepared breakfast sandwiches, fermented soda and pickles, and other road trip food. Many thanks to her, she did all the driving, planning and most of the photography. Yay to my Assistant.
New Orleans was hot, but our hotel, the one we booked in route, was right around the corner. Can we say favor again? We enjoyed the exhibits, the shopping, and the food. The crowds, entertainment, and education promoted an exciting mood.
I had a ball posting the clues, pictures and the photo ops for you. And those that were on Facebook had fun too.
So Where in the World is Always a First Lady? I am on the flight of my life following God with my international ministry. The hundreds of my social media followers and soon to be thousands will witness His purpose and plan for me with all its blessings and power.
Harriet Noel Jones