Usually my mother and I go on a trip to Dallas every year for my birthday. This year my mom decided to surprise me by taking me on a three day trip
to Louisiana. Here, as a matter of fact.
I woke up at around 6:15 and then we went to my sister's house cause she told me that my sister's car broke down and we had to take her to work. Well we go and pick her up and then we pull up to this tour bus with a bunch of older people waiting outside of it.
I'm a little like...WTF? (but in a good way) And then my mom pulls out a suitcase from the trunk. We're going on the bus. Everybody knew it but me. Even my boss.
I could kind of suspect something, though, cause she roleplays on a PBEM group and told them that she would be away until Thursday so I was a little suspicious of something but I wasn't sure of what.
Anyway, I'm the youngest person on the tour...the next youngest is my mother. From there it only goes up...60, 70, 80, 90...Most of the people have grey hair and wrinkles. This isn't bad, though...I actually kind of like it because people are a lot more appreciative of history.
Everyone sang me happy birthday and people kept asking if I was having a good birthday. They're really nice.
We're going to see some plantations and such, and Kate Chopin's house is here too. I want to go see that.
We went to this really pretty restaurant and had a really awesome meal. It's called Mariner's. I had a ribeye steak, potatoes, salad, a pina colada, and dessert. I had to take the dessert back to the hotel with me.
By the way, the hotel room is GORGEOUS.
Before that we also went to Tyler, Texas, home of roses and stuff...like a rose queen and everything. We saw the museum where their dresses were displayed. It was really pretty.
It was an uber long drive. We left at about 7 and kept driving, stopping only to really eat and look at the rose thing. Then we drove some more.
Louisiana is really humid and has a lot of water in places from the rain but it's pretty.
Tomorrow we're doing the whole plaintation thing. ( Girly stuff behind cut )
Right now I'm on the hotel comp as I didn't bring Willow.
More tomorrow, possibly.
Oh! Also...my 4th grade teacher is on the trip with me. She's like 70 or 80.Note for People in room: Can someone please log things for me? Please please? It won't let me log into IMC for some reason. I need to ask them about that.