The crew set off for New Orleans on Tuesday, July 1, with plans to make a stop in Memphis for a biker event.
Thierry and Bennett strike a pose with a new friend (pictured on the right). “We met a group of women driving from Chicago who were also on their way to ESSENCE Fest. Small world!” Thierry said.
After three days of driving, the crew — Kimberly Thierry, Cheryl Upshaw, Myriam McCoy ad Tylette Bennett — stopped to pose at the Lousiana state line.
“We made it in. Bikes are parked and we’re ready to use the ESSENCE app to start our day!” Thierry said when the moment the crew landed in New Orleans on Friday, July 4.
Thierry said she was excited to meet chef G. Garvin in the Convention Center on the 4th of July.
On the way to New Orleans, McCoy got into a small fender bender and injured her leg, but was still all smiles.
Upshaw and McCoy prepare to say goodbye to New Orleans to start their trek back home.
The crew takes one more photo together in Champaigne, Ill., just before they part ways with Thierry, who is heading West.