New Orleans – Episode 2
Originally, I was going to do one post for 2 days, but tomorrow is my birthday, and the things my best friends have planned for me have already made me cry with joy, so I’m going to dedicate an entire post to tomorrow.
And onto today’s episode -
WE MADE IT!
Flashback to 6:30pm on November 28…
Mel and I crawl into bed we were sharing at Miracle’s, freezing and uncomfortable, determined to get some sleep before needing to be up in a few hours to leave.
Needless to say, Mel and I are not good at going to sleep when we really don’t want to. It was a lot of talking and story sharing, and Pinterest-browsing. I think we were just too excited to sleep!
I think I got about an hour of sleep, Mel only 45 minutes, if that, before we were awoken by our alarms.
Fast-forward an hour: we have loaded all of our bags and ourselves miraculously into Miracle’s Prius, and hit the road!
...almost. The GPS in the car took us some crazy route before we were even able to get onto the highway.
But, as always, the show must go on! We switched to Google maps app on Miracle’s phone and then really hit the road!
I don’t want to bore you with the details of our the ten-hour car ride, but I will give you a… a montage, of sorts…
Picture if you will…
*”Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts begins playing*
The road stretches out before us.
Countless miles on seemingly endless roads.
Hours of music at our disposal
Pit stops for fuel - for the car and ourselves
A dark night, a foggy morning, and, eventually a sunny day
We laughed, we sang, we danced…
And we finally arrived in New Orleans…
And it’s perfectly picturesque…
We finally meet up with the 4th part of our trip clan, Ricky, check into our hotel, and it’s like the perfect afternoon.
We’ve spent the last 5 and a half hours hanging out, opening presents (!!!!), listening to music, and eating pizza.
So, we’ve yet to see anything really of NOLA (except for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which is visible from our window, because it’s RIGHT NEXT DOOR!!!!), but we get to do some exploring tomorrow.
Right now, we’re content to enjoy each other’s company.
Tune in tomorrow for Episode 3 – Torie’s Birthday Extravaganza!