Friday, May 4, 2012

2012.04.26 Thursday (New Orleans)

Woke up just like any other work day, except today I am hopping in a car to drive 8 hours to another state.  I actually had to finish packing too, better late than never right?  We hit the road, then didn't get very far because we were picking up people and swapping riders.  Took us a good 40 minutes to get around town to do that.  It's pretty funny how it takes a good chunk of hours just to get out of Texas.

We stopped at a Whataburger on the way there, and just so happened that another vehicle in our dispersed caravan stopped there too.  Not planned at all, pretty coincidental.

Made another stop once we were in Louisiana to check out a gas station / casino combo, and get gas and use the facilities of course.  I'm not sure of the specific location we stopped at, but I think it was a chevron gas station.  We put in a few bucks in the video poker machines they had, but I hit nothing.  I think one of us cashed out when up something like 40 cents.

We were in the hotel room by about 6p.  I guess traffic affected us a fair amount.  I think we were also the first group to make it into town.  Somehow we were ahead.

We unpacked a bit and relaxed.  Not too much later a few more guys arrived.  We grouped up and headed out to go check out a few places.  The first stop was a random bar where they had a special on Guinness. And of course we took some "to go".

Next up was a walk over to the river.  We met a cool jester that liked to talk shit to us.  Absolutely hilarious.  Wish we had gotten his name.

Hop, skip and jump over to Corner Oyster Bar & Grill.  There we had some food and drinks while watching multiple screens of hockey games.  We think there was a group of Canadians watching the game pretty intensely.

After dinner, we went and picked up some hurricanes.  Not necessarily the best choice of drink, but its jumbo size lasted me the remainder of the evening.

The rest of the night was a bunch of walking around, back to the hotel occasionally to pick up people as they had arrived, and a few stops by the casino and bourbon street.

My feet were pretty tired and I was ready for bed by early morning.

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