Friday, July 20, 2012

WOW Long time...

I am sorry guys...I have been really in a crafter's block this month. And this post is not about crafting either...hehe I don't usually talk about my life but I am going to share this time a little. :) 

Warning: Lots of pics...a very long post...sorry :)

I was able to take a trip down to Mobile, Alabama. I haven't been there in 15 years!! It was great and a little strange to be back seeing all these people grown up. I left when I was in High School. No one changed one bit. hehe

I had a stop over at Charlotte, NC and they had rocking chars in the airport! Now, I knew I was in the South! :) hehe

We flew to Atlanta, Georgia. I was sad that I was not able to see Georgia at all. I was there on some personal family business.

Comfort Suites had a waffle maker and I had to take pics of my perfectly made waffles. I think they are so cute!!.

Since I had some time and haven't been there in 15 yrs, we drove the 5 hrs to Mobile, Alabama! My first night, we went to Biloxi, Mississippi for the seafood buffet in one of the casinos. Sadly, we did not win any money. :p But there were this really cute Panda penny slots. I couldn't sneak in a shot. :p

The next day I met up with the friend I have known the longest, Rachel from The Wondering Bunny. That was surreal because I usually see her when she comes to Cali and I drive but this time she drove and we were in Al. hehe I got to meet her friends Kristina and Bonnie. We originally were going to eat at the Waffle House because I remember it from my childhood but I saw this and was like Yes, that! hehe

My favorite thing their is their Sweet Tea, Lemonaid, and Chicken and Dumplings. Yum!!

We went to Hobby Lobby just to check it out. I think I might like it a little better than Michaels..shhh...I wish we had one in Cali.

Brave Movie

We then went to see Brave. That movie is great!!! Pixar really made a beautiful short film called La Luna in the begining of the film. It was so very sweet. :) The movie made me laugh the whole way through until the end when I cried because it was just so touching. There is something at then end of the credits. :) I want to get it when it comes out on DVD.

After the movie, we wanted to talk some more but there were no boba places to grab a snack and drink to talk so Bonnie, who didn't eat with us choose Chick Fa Lay. I had to share a yummy sundae with my friend, Rachel. I love their lemonaid, tea, and fries. hehe

That night, another friend took me out to a hooka bar.

They smoked and said it did nothing to them. It is as bad a cigarettes. The food was good though. :)

The next day, we went to New Orleans!!! It's only a 2 hour drive. cool to be there! Our first stop was the French Market.

The Beignets were so yummy! I had to control myself. They are much better than the ones in Downtown Disney. The coffee was good sweetened with powdered sugar even though it was hot and humid. You should get some ice and make Iced coffee. :) This place is really popular. You should get a table and just do table service. The take out line was really long.

Apparently there are these very cute dog sculptures around the town to help raise money for the Humane Society. I want to do something similar but with Pandas! hehe

We took a trolly, a bus, and another trolly around town. It was fun and a lot cooler. It's only $3 for the whole day for both the tolley and the buses so I think you should get a pass to save your feet. :)

The trolley gave us a great tour of St. Charles street aka Garden Walk. At the end of the line is this cute little cafe that my mom's friend goes to every time she is in New Orleans besides Cafe Du Monde and the casino.

I do have to say that the tiramisu was gross. Everything else was yummy. :)

I walked around Riverwalk while the ladies gambled. Note: my mom won $100 at the dollar slots, whohoo!  I was not going to spend my first time in New Orleans in a casino. :) They have this cute display of different local legends. hehe

Burbon street in the safe daylight.
I was here when I was a kid because my dad dragged my mom and little be down this street at night. I just remember being confused as to why my dad wanted to go there and what was in the clubs. hehe

But there is this one street that had a cute pharmacy museum but it was closed. 

And this cute tiny loom store that makes these rugs had 6 cats inside! hehe They are very fluffy kitties too. hehe

The last day there, I met up with the last set of friends. These people I haven't seen in 15 years! It was great getting to know them all over again. Not much has changed but everything had. She has 2 babies and is getting married to her second husband. Wow. hehe

She took me to this cute antique store where her mom has a booth. My friend, Rachel, who loves antiques had never been before even though she lives so close. I bought her the flower pin there. :) Everything was so inexpensive! OMG...antique stores in Cali are so much more expensive.

She had bunnies when I knew her 15 years ago and she still has cute bunnies. The black one came to the fence to get some attention. She also has chickens, 2 dogs, and a kitten. :)

Her mom also has this cute pecan store which she runs out of her home. She also makes the most amazing scented candles.

That reminds me that I was craving boiled peanuts but didn't have time to get some or go back to see my old middle school which apparently has been changed to a Boys and Girls club. I might try to make boiled peanuts at home. I don't know why but I really like it much better than the roasted stuff. :p

My mom's friend's son's pitbull. hehe One of two pitbulls. A friend said that Ireland bans them and actually put a sweet one down because it was illegal to have them. I hope they changed their laws to allow the poor doggies to be deported next time. These pitbulls in Bama are so huge but cute. The black one wanted to be in every picture that we took as a group. hehe

This is what I want every restaurant to say! hehe I am so picky when it comes to my food. My friend Rachel laughs at me about it but her friend Kristina is just like me! hehe My last meal there was with Rachel at this burger joint. It was yummy, and did make everything exactly the way I liked it except that they didn't tell me it was going to be lettuce. :p They have these yummy shakes where you can mix flavors too! I had a hazelnut, irish cream, and chocolate shake which was really good. :)

We drove back to Georgia to finish up the family business. I was sad that I was not able to see the pandas at the zoo but I got a very cute stuffed panda and a keychain at the airport. :)

Hopefully after I unpack, I will be able to do some crafting. :)

Missing you all in Bama!!!

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