Monday, January 23, 2012

Day 3

I don't know why, but I always wake up really early when I don't have to and want to sleep in when I have to wake up early. Today was one of those days. I was really looking forward to sleeping in while on vacation. But, so far, I've been waking up at 6am! Feel rested though so no biggie.

First thing I did was look out my window to see if the fog is gone. To my disappointment, it was denser than when we went to bed last night. I'm beginning to think the weather is going to be like this the whole week. But, on the bright side, we don't have to deal with freezing temperature and snow. Here, I get to wear shorts and flipflops. Plus, I get to enjoy some quality time with Rick. I get to blog as well! It's funner when facing the computer does not mean crunching numbers.

Things are never what we expect it to be. We just have to look at it in a different perspective and appreciate what was given. I am grateful.

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Big Easy

Armed with my tour guide aka my husband and his credit card, I bravely walked down Bourbon Street... where Mardi Gras was made famous because of different colored beads and boobs flashing.

It was not even 5 o'clock and the street was packed with people, street performers, people trying to lure you into their bar and strippers. Yes, in broad daylight! We walked aimlessly trying to find a bar we'd like. It's weird how most of the people there were doing the same thing. Although, the bars were full of people as well. Different kinds of music blasted from each establishment. Ranging from Nicki Minaj to the famous Louisiana blues.

There was a variety of people as well. From a group of young women scantily clad to an old man using a walker to get around. Everyone seemed to have drinks in their hand. My guess was they were mostly tourist because they look lost just like we were. We settled for a mellow blues bar where drinks were expensive and entertainment was superb.

It was fun to see this part of the country. Learned about the bayou, civil war and Republicans. Rick is a very good travel companion. He's like the walking Wikipedia without the need for WIFI. Seeing the bridge that is very long was quite interesting too. It's very long you can't even see the other side!

Would I recommend this place? Absolutely! One should learn and experience other cultures. Best to go with a bunch of friends though. It's not a good place for honeymooners because it's a place to party! Rick and I both agreed on this.