Thursday, June 16, 2011


I just booked our next vacation.

Well, not our next vacation exactly. Our next vacation is to Ohio to visit my sister and her family. Then after that we're spending a week in Tofino. Then, after that, we're going to New Orleans. This year's vacation schedule is totally out of character for us - we normally try to visit at least one new place a year but between Kona, Tofino, and New Orleans we're hitting up a bunch of old time favorites.

Alan and I first went to New Orleans for our second wedding anniversary. When I booked the tickets I didn't realize that it was during Carnival. Then, a couple of days before we left I was chatting with my BFF and she said that her boyfriend at the time had asked her to join him at a conference in Nola. I asked her when, and was utterly astonished to hear that it was for that weekend. We had a blast! My god, though, the hangovers. Ever since that trip I've been saying how much I love the city and want to go back. Then Katrina hit and the city was torn apart. I hated seeing the footage on the news. 

When David Simon, the mastermind behind one of TVs greatest shows ever - The Wire - announced he was doing a show about New Orleans I knew I'd be hooked. And I am. I like to DVR a bunch of them and then go on a marathon Treme watching spree. A couple of days ago I told Alan that I really, really, really wanted to go to New Orleans again. He was less excited than I was, but I can be persuasive when it comes to travel. After watching a couple more episodes of Treme tonight I found an excellent flight price on Hipmunk and as they say, the rest is history.

As I mentioned above, we've been there before, but that trip was a little less refined. Lots of drinking and carousing. I'm thinking this time we'll focus on music and food. I'd love to hear any recommendations you have for both.


  1. Jen Usher7:29 AM

    Good job, Bex. Glad you got your way. :) Sounds like an amazing trip!

  2. It's going to be awesome!


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