We stayed at the Marriot, right across the street from the Lila Cockrell Theatre where Leadership Conference was held. We were also right on the river walk which became our stomping grounds for the next glorious week. We left snow and landed in lovely warm weather and it was great the whole week as well. We checked in and dropped off our suitcases and headed for the river and got tickets for the barge tour.
While waiting we decided to have a wander through the mall also conveniently close by, we found plenty of touristy shops to come back to collect souvenirs. Our ride along the river was great, we had a great tour guide who had us chuckling a few times.