Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thelma & Louise Hit the Road

"Thelma: You said you 'n' me was gonna get out of town and for once just really let our hair down. Well darlin', look out 'cause my hair is comin' down! "

That's right my dears, Nicole (aka Thelma) is going to be hitting the road soon and it will be a good old-fashioned Tour de Delta. My side kick Telisa (aka Louise) has nicknamed our trip "Down With Love," since we are going sans men.

Yes, my dear egyptian flies the coop on Feb 5th, and just a little over week after that I have a business trip. (Did I mention a birthday?) Yes - my birthday is February 16th, and I am very fond of celebrations for everyone.. including myself. This year not only will I be alone, but I have to work. Yes - WORK. Our Research Reception is that evening.

You can imagine a week or so ago I thought the situation was hopeless,  that I would be lonely, no birthday cake or hug or presents AND I have to go to an adult science fair. Geez... Then I found out I have a business trip the very next day...

Hmmm.. That's President's Day weekend.. and guess who is off? My dearest friend for the past 27 years?? Yes - Telisa. Sooo.. she is hoping to drive up on my birthday or early the next morning and join me on this little trip down the coast.

I have meetings in Pensacola, Florida & Mobile, Alabama. THEN we are heading over to New Orleans on Friday and driving right back here on Saturday night.

I told Telisa - we need a theme. She came up with - "Down With Love" - and I added a Tour de Delta... and now.. an overall cast of characters of Thelma (the married one) and Louise (the free loving single girl) - and off we go!

The funny part is - we want a "Down With Love" scavenger hunt. Seriously. I made a joke about us being Thelma & Louise, and she said - sure  - if Brad Pitt is there. I said - that's it - we will find a Brad Pitt stand in and take a pic with him in NOLA... then the idea was born - a SCAVENGER HUNT.

So here is the itinerary:
Pensacola, Florida on Thursday - Mobile for 1/2 the day on Friday - New Orleans the rest of Friday- New Orleans on Saturday (and don't forget, we drive THRU Mississippi) and head back to Birmingham, AL. (She is coming from Georgia.) What I would LOVE - is ideas for the scavenger hunt - from YOU! What we plan to do is take the pictures in each location (as many as we can) and post each night - HERE.

YOU can help us go on this adventure.
What we need is crazy stuff (within reason) - like in New Orleans: Go to the Crescent City Brewhouse on Decatur Street and have your picture made underneath the 'Oyster Bar' sign. (Maybe add - eating an oyster or holding on...) Or even having a Hurricane at Pat O'Brien's (home of the first Hurricane.) Silly stuff like that.

Here is where we need ideas for:
Pensacola, Florida
Mobile, Alabama
Somewhere along I-10 in Mississippi
New Orleans, LA
Birmingham, AL

Come up with good stuff - or insane stuff like - filling out an employment application at a bowling alley, or finding the craziest hat... all of these to be documented through pictures.

How fun.. right?

I mean.. with all of the stress I am under.. if we don't have the scavenger hunt - it could very well end up like THIS. (Make sure to click that link.)

Send me your ideas in the comment section or email me!!


becca said...

what a great friend and be sure and wave to me when you get to FL i'll be waiting :)

Yenta Mary said...

Oh, what fun! I'll have to think ... I don't know the South very well, but I have been to Nawlins. Coat each other in powdered sugar with beignets from Cafe du Monde, maybe ...?

Anonymous said...

Have a great trip!!!

TV's Take said...

Happy Early Birthday! I have a cherished friend who shares your b-day, good stuff! And who doesn't love a road trip. They may be the best b-day present ever. Let's see I say you need to have a photo kissing an old sweet strange man in one of the cities on your tour. Another....start a food fight. Have fun!

Bossy Betty said...

Wooooo! Have a great trip. Stop at many mini-marts and get yourselves many cellophane-wrapped treats!!!

Kamila said...

good thing you have a friend... but don't get caught with the police okay thelma?? hahahahah

take care with your trip!! x)


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