Tuesday, January 3, 2012

We're here!

We left cold and snowy and beautiful Colorado early morning as the sun was coming up.

Through New Mexico.

Into Texas where we spent 2 full days of driving.

Had to stop here for dinner. The kids got to see the rattlesnake and the curated animals, and also got to see where Daddy tricked Mommy into eating "calf fries" for the first time. If you don't know what those are, how about another term- "rocky mountain oysters." If you still don't know, ask someone from Texas.

A Texas sunset.

Got to see some of our favorite Texans. Some of our other favorite Texans were out of town for Christmas, but luckily we got to see them in Colorado.

Visiting another special place which brought back many memories from our time in Port Arthur.

Into Louisiana.

Adrian wanted some real "Loozianna" Cajun food, so he stopped at Rabideaux's for some boudin. If you don't know what boudin is, think of a combination of dirty rice, herbs, onions, and pork- all packed inside a pig casing, a.k.a. pig intestines. Would you like to see a diagram?

Louisiana is a very unique place. It is the epitome of the Cajun, bayou culture. If you drive the southern route along Interstate 10 east from Lake Charles, this is practically all you will see advertised (with a few ATV, truck, RV, gambling, and adult entertainment billboards interspersed.)

Continuing east into Mississippi.


Finally. Day 4. It wasn't very sunshiny like they claim on the sign.

Getting close.

Excitement as we see DisneyWorld, Sea World, Epcot, Universal, Gatorland, etc.

Arriving at Adrian's hotel and our home for the next 3 weeks.


Matt said...

So glad to hear your travels are over for a while! That sounds like a neat road trip, though. Makes me think I need to find a reason to drive through Louisiana! Mmmm Cajun food.

Niki Carter said...

I think a visit to Florida is a lot more practical! I wish you were back here though. Glad you are back in the states?

Burt Family said...

Happy to see you are getting settled and can't wait to see or hear about your permanent residence. Call me sometime!!

abby said...

i'm so excited for you guys. can't wait to hear more about florida! (especially what the kids think. is this so strange for them?)

Family Travellers said...

I had a lot of fun looking through your blog. It looks like your family has had some adventures through the years. 've often wondered what it would be like to live internationally. Thanks for sharing your adventures.


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Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the move. What a fabulous place to be. Would love to catch-up sometime. We skype :) Hope all is well with you all. The kids are beautiful and have gotten so big!!!

The Hill family :)