S: Amazing Travels 2011
FC: Amazing Travels 2011 Volume 2
1: Mardi Gras Bound! | There was no doubt that I was going to Mardi Gras with Heidi and Ali, however, I didn't rush to buy my airline ticket and that was definitely a lesson learned!! When I finally decided to look at tickets the prices were outrageous, like over $1,000! We all explored MANY options and ultimately I purchased buddy passes to fly stand by. I only heard positive things about the possibility of getting on the flight so I really didn't worry about it. However, no one seemed to have any idea what it would be like to fly into New Orleans during Mardi Gras! All flights were sold out, but I went to the airport and waited anyway, only to be extremely disappointed each time the flight was full and my name wasn't called. I was beyond determined that I was going though, and that determination had me waiting to fly stand by to Houston on day 2. I decided that it would be easier to get a flight into Houston and then I could drive from there to New Orleans. So, I started the stand by process on day 2. I met two great people and we shared our stories about flying stand by. They were almost as excited as I was when I did get on a Houston flight. Then I rented a car and made the long, dark, rainy and lonely drive all the way to New Orleans ALONE!!! The anticipation kept me awake and motivated, so did the communication with Heidi and Ali. I finally arrived at the hostel about 11pm and I couldn't have been more excited and anxious to be there.
2: Thank God there is joy in the journey...
3: bound!!! | finally made it! | self portrait of our excited faces when we were finally together again!
4: 1st night
5: hostel pics
6: Can you say MARDI GRAS!!!! I expected crazy, but this was beyond what I could have imagined!!
19: Add text from Heidi's card!!!