27.01.2011 – 05.04.2011
I wanted to break down my time in KC as most of it wasn’t really spent in KC, but road-tripping. I love a good road-trip and most of my KC co-workers decided that I am a nut with all the driving I did while there.
First, I drove up to Minneapolis, MN to visit a fellow travel Nurse friend. Teresa and I met back in Seattle and were fortunate to work in the same city again in Elko, NV. Just before I headed off to Germany .
Although distance separates us most of the time, I consider her one of my very best friends. We had a relaxing and enjoyable extended weekend. Teresa and her daughter Heather showed me all around downtown Minneapolis and we had a great time together.
The next road trip was with another very good friend of mine to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Lisa and I have shared many Mardi Gras together and some great experiences that will not be shared here. This year was very different. First….it doesn’t happen often, but if you ever plan to go to MG and it happens to be near Spring Break for Colleges…DONT GO.
It wasn’t the MG that I was accoustomed to, it was a hyped up Spring Break experience and nothing like the TRUE MARDI GRAS. You may thnk to yourself that I was just overwhelmed with the ‘party’ atmosphere due to spring break….your wrong, very wrong. The mood was nothing like the many previous years that we attended. It was a bunch of broke young kids that didn’t have a clue how MG ‘works’. I guess you would have to have been there to understand.
So Lisa and I rented a great place to stay from Craigslist and totally got scammed! We lost the money that we had paid for the week in NOLA and with everything else booked or way too expensive, we parked in the garage on arrival and decided that we would get a few drinks and ask around to see if we could find a place to stay….
Four days later…..
We pulled out of the parking garage and decided not to come back for MG during Spring Break.