We left Michigan a little after sundown.
I love to drive at night.
The miles disappear under the tires without any hassle.
We passed through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and half way through Alabama before the sun came up.
We stopped for breakfast at a local diner and were welcomed by three construction guys heading off to their job site. One had shaved his head clean and the other two were sporting the best, full fledged mullets.
All business in the front and party in the back. They were rocking the plaid flannel with their company t-shirts underneath. My sister lives in Alabama and I love the people there. They are so laid-back and sweet. But when you haven't seen anyone but a couple of truck stop attendants all night, these guys were quite the welcome to that great state.
So we continued on down the road. We traveled for 19 hours straight, reaching New Orleans by 3pm.
The next day was filled with tours and more exploring. We were fascinated by the cemetery system and mesmerized by the architecture. We've heard so many ghost stories in our line of work that we were not all that impressed. It was more interesting to hear of the murders that are believed to have lead up to the hauntings.
We were warned by many that you don't eat at a fast food restaurant while in New Orleans. So we sought out other options. This shrimp gumbo at Bubba Gump's Shrimp Co. was delicious.
And even though we were told not to eat at a fast food restaurant, we found everywhere we went that the food came faster than anywhere I've ever eaten.
Being that it was Halloween weekend, most everyone was in some sort of costume. You would have thought it was Mardi Gras with all the beads being tossed from the verandas.
"What happens in New Orleans..........
So I'll have to stop there.
Once we were all on board and checked in, we started our treck down the mighty Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. Twisting and turning the whole way.
Off we went into the night. We reached the gulf around midnight and the party had already started. The video from yesterday was the first night.