It’s been a little while, hasn’t it?
Of course I didn’t intend to leave you guys hanging for so long- but that’s what happens when you pack up your life (and 3 pets!) and drive across the country. One short week after returning to the country.
My grandiose plans of blogging in my hotel room in the evening (evening! ha! that would have been SO civilized) quickly dissolved into a 3 AM glass of wine, followed by a few hours of sleep, an elaborate packing ritual (these pets pack A LOT of shit) and another day on the road.
It was actually a lot more fun than I thought it would be though, traveling solo human.
That said, behold my cross-Americana adventures with my traveling menagerie:
We got a bit of a late start on Saturday, to the tune of, we didn’t leave LA until the evening, so waking up to crazy blue skies (and silver fire hydrants!) in Tuscon on Sunday morning was quite a treat. Take note that my groomer did me a great service and decked out my pups for Memorial Day weekend.
It was stars and stripes (and two very popular dogs) all the way across the country.
Day two on the road felt very productive (and very long) because we trekked across 3 states! Breakfast in Arizona, lunch in New Mexico and dinner in Texas! Of course I ate all three of those meals in my car while blasting the air-conditioning for the furry family.
Did I mention yet that my 14 year old cat Piper was along for the ride?
Of course she refused to wear a bandana.
Cats are such bitches sometimes.
I woke up in San Antonio on Monday morning (erhm, late morning) with BBQ on the brain, and thanks to a tweet from Black’s I was able to hop off the 10E (seriously, I took the same freeway the entire way across the country) and enjoy some of the best BBQ in Texas!
And at it’s oldest family run BBQ joint to boot! Delicious.
After what seemed like an eternity driving across Texas we finally made it to Louisiana, and pulled up to our hotel right around midnight. A little dog walking and a few hours of sleep later and I headed off to my first day of work in New Orleans. And my first meal:
I’ve been working and eating (and eating some more) ever since with hardly a minutes break to tell you all about it! But I promise I’ll try to be better!
There’s just too much good food here not to share.
What have you been doing/eating these last few weeks?