hey all you crazy katz n kittenz! Guess who's back on u.s. soil??? Yup, your fave peeps...US:) We are back and back in action...still having fun and taking it easy for now! So when we got back, we figured we couldn't stop yet, so we stayed in Los Angeles for about 2weeks then abducted Austin's momma and set out to see her peeps in Memphis, Tennessee....you have to say that with a Memphis twang! While we were there, the family graciously showed us around and we had our own personal tour guide, the best of the best...THANKS GREG!!! Per Greg's advice, we saw the best sites...Elvis' phat pad, some of the most fab Antebellum homes, and a tour de Greg himself through all of Memphis...not to mention the crazy eateries Greg turned us on to...Thank you mister maker of the Rendezvous and Payne's! (See more about good eats details on our food blog!)
So after all the running around in Memphis...Austin and I skirted to Natchez, Mississippi to check out more southern charm! We stayed in a quaint hotel...nothing fancy, but right in the heart of everything...we dined at Biscuits and Blues, you guessed it....yummy biscuits and lovely musak, they even had a FAB GUMBO!!! The next day we drove around checking out some of the beautiful homes in Natches.
Say hello to my booze buddies....hahah! Guess where our next stop was? NEW ORLEANS! I always have so much fun in the NO thanks to my lovely hosts!!! But, Austin had some unfinished biznasty with NOLA...he hadn't quite checked out all the eateries so we made sure to get some suggestions from Greg, and boy that man does not disappoint. Word to the wise, when in New Orleans, do not miss the opp to stop in: Mr. B's, Johnnie's PoBoys, Central Grocery, and Galatoire's.....YUM IN MA TUM! Needless to say, we were in good company with full bellies for our entire stay here...thanks Kim, Ivan, & Greg.
NEXT STOP...the booming Metrop-olop-olis of EUNICE, LOUISIANA!!! You know, Its really great seeing your hometown thru the eyes of someone else....it looks so different, and not that bad:) Yeah, I said it all you E-towners...not that bad:) We had a fab time with my fam. Catching up, relaxing, site seeing, EATING, eating and more EATING! Thanks momma! While we were in Louisiana, we(mom, dad, austin, me) toured the likes of St. Francisville, daring to spend the night at the Haunted Mansion...The Myrtles.....we drove around aimlessly in search of Shadows of the Teche, we attempted to show Austin a boucherie, saw the Evangeline tree, a swamp tour with Boudreaux....and just had a blast(note...we saw no ghosts).
Here's where the fun starts...we kidnapped my two nephews, ages 8 and 12, and took them on the road trip of their lives:) We took them to cool off at the Schlitterbahn waterpark; the mysterious underground caves in Carlsbad, New Mexico; and the incredible-non edible Grand Canyon!! We had so much fun! Then they came to Los Angeles where we continued the fun with Malibu beaches, Hollywood hotspots, and a little Universal Studios. We just had a blast!
And now what??? I have no idea....I'm just going day by day....but Austin is currently on a hike, that maniac set off the day after my nephews left for an "ultralight" backpacking extravaganza in the high country of Wyoming. He's with friends though, so don't worry, there are 3 of them for the bears to choose from:)
hahahah...cheers everyone! look at the pics(link to the side)!