A couple years ago when I was on my mobile marketing tour, I had a stop in Mobile. The drive to NOLA wasn't that far and I knew I wanted to jump on the opportunity to see the place for myself. So, off my friend and I went for a day of fun in New Orleans. It was AWESOME! We were there just as a major storm was approaching, so the place was absolutely dead. I had nothing to compare it to, but I can't imagine it's like that all the time. Anyway, we did everything traditional style. I ordered some good old fashioned Cajun food (a little of everything) and we sat on a patio, drank some adult bevs, and listened to some live jazz. Incredible.
I've been dying to go back ever since and this weekend is a perfect opportunity. I don't ever get time off because I work for two very busy people who themselves don't get time off. So, this Friday & Monday I FINALLY get a break where I'm not occupied. I figure, no better time than to road trip (8 hour drive) down to the bayou. I'm on a strict budget and looked at some hostels but they were all nasty. Hotels are out of the question, so I'm turning to couch jumping. Don't worry, Michael will be going as well since he has the weekend off too. So far, not so good though as I've gotten "we're full" responses from one couch and one NICE hostel.
Cross your fingers something comes up. I could really use a break in the big easy.