Via Facebook and Twitter, I have seen my fellow friends and followers have nice weekend getaways. There is camping, and skiing, and resorts, massages, champagne.....
This was not one of those trips.
We went two Parishes over, stayed in a hotel that is owned by the same people that own ours, which meant I was pretty much still at work, haha, and we ate lots of food that we can't get here, shopped, and went to my first hockey game.
Oh, and we slept a lot.
Our weekend got off to a late start, I was supposed to be off for three days, but I had to cover a Front Desk shift when the morning clerk called in. Poor Scott was in charge of packing my bag via a buttload of texts I sent him.
He did good.
I however, forgot clothes that I had laid out on the bed, so I had to wear home the clothes I wore up there.
I never pack right.
We arrived at the hotel, checked in, then went straight to dinner. I didn't go in the room first, I know the Hampton chain, all the rooms are pretty much laid out the same.
We ate at Sumo, which means I got to taunt Rebecca as it's her favorite place to eat.
Now, I know there are things that you don't want to know, but 2 days later our tummies still hurt from this place. The water in my glass smelled exactly like a fish bowl.
All of Shreveport's water tastes funny though, it wasn't their fault.
We stopped by the Walmart, bought drinks and snacks and the went in the hotel room.
Remember me saying that all Hampton's are pretty much the same?
Well color me wrong.
This room didn't have a microwave or fridge.
We had nowhere to keep the insulin, or more importantly, my Diet Mtn Dew.
He ran back to the Walmart and bought a cooler.
It's just as easy to get ice from the ice machine and just drink the drinks on ice.
Oh yeah! The water tastes like a fishes butthole!
It was ghastly. But we lived. #firstworldproblems
There was an Expedition Unknown marathon on the Travel Channel, so I was good until I fell asleep.
We got up early the next morning, got dressed, and headed to the Louisiana Boardwalk.
There are tons of stores, businesses, restaurants, and casinos here.
You know where I went?
The Jerky Store.
I also ran into Bass Pro to get yet more food. It's the only place that I have found Sriracha Cheese Straws.
I found these also.
I can barely handle the hot sauce packet from the Taco Bell.
Scott did buy some kinda something....
Oh!!! Look what I bought at Burlington! I now have flamingos in every room.
I think Scott's true reason for wanting a weekend away was so he could go back to Twisted Root Burger.
They are so good.
Back to the hotel for a NAP. I fell asleep so fast, I opened my laptop to load Back to the Future, and was asleep before it came on.
We had Greek food for dinner, and was off to the hockey game!
Now...I am not calling the lady guiding us from Google Maps sinister, but earlier today when we were leaving Twisted Root, I knew we turned left to get back on the highway, then went straight for a while. She told us to turn right. So we did. She turned us onto another highway, only to have us make a U-turn, and get right back on the highway that we were on. When we could have JUST turned left.
Moving on to getting to the coliseum. She got us all the way to the State Fairground. I told Scott to turn right, and he just passed it up.
It's cool, she can reroute us. She likes to take us through subdivisions and people's backyards anyway.
Dude. We went through the sketchiest neighborhood I have seen. And our final destination? A DEAD END. As in a locked gate, we are trapped here forever.
Finally I said JUST GO! We found a line of cars and just got in it. Luckily we found a nice man with a reflective vest that assured us this is where we need to be.
Scott was mocking Google saying, "go to a dead end street, get out of the car, throw gang signs, die in the street. Make a U-turn, rerouting".
The game was fabulous. I have never been to one, but I made an assumption that it would be cold. I was right.
I haven't been to this Coliseum since I went to see Little Texas for the first time in the early 90's. The seats were cramped, and not just because I'm a fat girl. The thing I didn't like was if anyone had to cross in front of us, you had to get up, and raise your seat, and turn sideways. Not even a child could pass in front of you. My knees touched the guy in front of me's head. I didn't take a lot of pictures because I had to shove my purse way underneath me, and I didn't want to just hold it in my hand the entire time.
I did get some, though.
They won :)
I saw the banner, had to Snapchat Bailey...
I got a text on my phone and went OMG!, then Rebecca messaged me the same thing asking was I dead. So kind.
We made it back to the hotel in one piece, and we were thirsty.
We drank beverages.
Scott said "hey it's after midnight, Happy Anniversary!". I decided we needed to take a picture to commemorate the moment.
It did not go well.
We then slept heavily until the next morning.
Er mer gerd. When I woke up, It felt like there was a gong banging in my head.
My heart was racing, and with every beat my head would match it.
The tiny peak of light coming through the curtains was like a spotlight.
I finally got showered, dressed, and packed.
I did get a bit of amusement in Whataburger. We ordered a gravy biscuit which takes just seconds to make, so the woman that ordered ahead of us was fuming.
She had her neck all stretched out, looking left and right, watching the workers. Then another man with just one biscuit order got his food, she was pacing and going nuts. I heard her telling several people about how we got our food first. I don't know how her head didn't separate from her shoulder she was straining so hard. When they brought her food she had 3 bags, and of course, she gave the manager attitude.
Whatever, go back to your turkey coop.
We stopped by Sam's Club, got a card, and Scott finally got to see what inside of Sam's Club looked like. He was impressed.
My picture is straight up Forrest Gump with my eyes half closed.
We came home, dumped our luggage and went straight to sleep on the couch.
When we finally rose, there were many many well wishes on my Facebook so I said we had to thank them.
I had makeup smudged everywhere but oh well.
We really enjoyed ourselves, and didn't fight all that much.
Thank you everyone!
I enjoy sports, binge watching TV, food, reading, and slightly bearded men.