First, Happy Easter EVERYONE!!
We left CA on April 6. We took four days for our drive and I think we’re finding our best way. Stops in Blythe-CA, Las Cruces-NM, San Antonio-TX and finally into NOLA. We had a nice coffee/visit with JDT’s sister Chris in Phoenix and some serious BBQ and laughter with friends Joan and Brian in San Antonio (my absolute favorite BBQ, Rudy’s in Leon Springs).
Last week I focused a bit more on work (upcoming April 18th deadline) while JDT dove right in to her exploring. The drive is hard on my body, so easing into the heavy walking this past week has really worked for me. This next week will be more adventure based with one or two work (play for me) things mixed in each day. Two lunch reservations made (Monday and Thursday). I said to JDT yesterday we could eat at a different spot every time and not make a dent in quality dining spots (dives to white table cloth!!).
Friends David and Mary come for most of a week of visit beginning on April 24th (my 64th birthday). They drive down from their home in Birmingham. We treasure our time with them. We’ll talk, walk, laugh, eat and drink (way too much for me these days). David introduced me to “the Brown”. I love him for that!!
I don’t believe in the concept of the “Bucket List”. I’ve always believed if there is something we want to do we simply add to our priorities, make choices and do it. AND we are going to JazzFest on the 1st weekend 29th, 30th and 1st. Advice from a longtime client (and friend) told us the way. We purchased Big Chief tickets. Let’s just say it is the most $ I have ever spent for tickets to an event – EVER. AND . . . One last thing, I’ll get to see Red Hot Chili Peppers as headliners on the main stage on Sunday. Our paths have never crossed. I was able to check David Byrne off my list while in NYC. Now RHCPs!! I sure hope Anthony and Flea bring their LEGENDARY energy (Niels – Don’t forget Chad Dad!!). I sure hope they perform Under The Bridge – RHCP anthem to LA.
AND by this time we’ll be nearly 50% of our way through our stay here in NOLA. You know I struggle with this mindset. STAY IN THE MOMENT GLEN!!