We only had a few hours to drive to get to New Orleans, so we slept in and took our time getting on the road.
Since we weren't in a rush, we decided to take a slight detour and go through Houma, an area steeped in Cajun tradition and culture, where the city has a total area of 14.2 square miles, of which 92% is water.
I had wanted to explore this region but never got the chance, so I figured why not stop by on our way to New Orleans.
By the time we got down there, we realized we had taken it a little too leisurely and now didn't have enough time, not to mention we were too tired to have really been able to get exploring done.
We met Cindy at the warehouse where more of our stuff was stored.
After rearranging the truck, so that we could cram in more of our belongings, Cindy dropped us off at the apartment because she still had to work.
As tired as I was, I wanted to go out one last time in the Big Easy.
I had no idea when I'd be make it back.
I'm back in NOLA for one night before Skye and I head to Atlanta. Cindy and I are going to be at Luke on St. Charles if anyone wants to come say hello and goodbye. Love to see you there.
I had hoped to meet up with some of the people I had worked with on the Maze Runner, but unfortunately nobody made it down,(to be fair, I didn't give them much advance warning) so it was just Cindy and me, which was just as well because there was barely room for the two of us at the bar.
I think we were actually crowding in at the waiter's station, but they served us nonetheless.
We had a bunch of delicious oysters and a lovely time.
Cindy had to work on Sunday as well, so we took the opportunity to finish packing up a few more things, including the worm farm and our bikes as well as trying to get some much need rest.
Jon Danniells October 21 near New Orleans, LA via mobile
It's going to be a loooong day. I was hoping a day off would have me back to my old self. I woke up a little after 4, my knee visibly swollen, hip aching. Popped some Advil, rubbed in some "muscle therapy" cream. I am looking forward to this day being done. 8 hours of driving, a very full moving truck and 4 flights of stairs in between. I got this.
After starting off going in the wrong direction, (I headed towards Baton Rouge out of habit) we made really good time and got to Atlanta around 3pm giving us a couple hours to sign the lease and get a few things unpacked.
Three years after putting just about everything we owned in storage and then traveling around the country making "home" everything from corporate housing and hotels, to sublets, house-sitting and couch-surfing as well as a fair share of camping.
The longest we were ever in one place was 5 months. It just so happens that that was the Highland Steel Apartments where we've come to call home, at least for a year.
Celebrating being back home — with Skye Danniells at Barcelona Inman Park.