So, for every television series, they have what’s called the “Pilot Episode.” This episode is the first one of the series and is used to launch the series, so to speak, and to help get the show started.
As I am about to travel to New Orleans on my first ever vacation that did not involve family, this post will be the pilot episode.
For the first leg of the trip, my best friend and I traveled to North Carolina. Yes, it’s out of the way of our final destination, but it was necessary, as we needed to pick up the third co-star of our little trip.
It was a trip that should have taken us 10-hours, if we didn’t stop. We got here in less than 10 hours, with 4 stops and 3 traffic jams along the way. I have a lead foot (I take after my mom) and drove the whole time, simply to see if I could. It was a blast. I sang and car-danced, and took 6 whole Thrive pills!
I had so much fun, but let me tell you, I think my best friend had even more fun. My best friend had only ever been out of the state once, when she was 3, and barely remembers it. So whenever we crossed into a state line, it was cause for screams, louder music, and more car dancing!
We drove through Florida (which took forever!!), Georgia, South Carolina, and just barely across the border into North Carolina. The weather is beautiful here! I’d forgotten what it was like to see leaves of the orange and red variety.
After meeting up with our third co-star, we slept… and shivered, and then watched TV, and I fell asleep again (for, maybe 10 minutes, but they swear it was 30. Whatever.), and have been running errands the rest of the day.
I am so so so ready to hit the road and finally end up in New Orleans! Once there, we will meet up with the fourth addition, here to fulfill his supporting role in this crazy adventure!
I’m excited for beignets, gumbo, jazz music, cold weather, good times and lots of laugh with great friends! Mel, Miracle, Ricky – I am beyond excited to begin this saga with you all!
Tune in tomorrow for Episode 2!