Last week, I took my show on the road and went to New Orleans for five days. Equipped with no less than three pairs of flip flops and three different purses, I was ready to take on the Big Easy. My flip flops proved to be completely useless but fun was had regardless.
We were hardly out of the Illinois when the realization was made that this would prove to be a memorable trip. I started a list of strange and/or interesting things that we encountered along the way.
Here's my list (please note that once you are actually in New Orleans, strange weirdos are around every corner, so I kind of stopped keeping track at some point.):
- random diaper pin laying on the ground
- hot airplane pilot
- lady with too much Botox
- an Asian man eating a tomato in the airport terminal
- random tap dancing lady
- a clown smoking a cigarette
- a man in a gorilla suit (really, it was like 100 degrees!)
- a dude wearing a skirt and tights with bright pink hair
- a parade of women (and men) all wearing bridal gowns
- my sister in law caught the bouquet!!
- a stripper wearing her "uniform" on a public street at 4:30 pm
- a chick with no top and pasties on a public street at 4:35pm
- random calliope music everyday at 5:30pm (never did figure out where it was coming from)
- a midget leprechaun wearing a loin cloth
- lady with a rip in her pants....no undies (oops)
- a lady painting her toenails on the sidewalk waiting for Payless Shoes to open
- the smell of BO, hot garbage and piss
- the Halloween costume shop that also doubled as an adult toy store (surprise!!)
- two chicks dressed in dominatrix clothing, punishing their dude on a public street (I promise that was NOT me!)
- Reverend Arby-B-Q preaching out in front of the Arby's
- the hot dog cart guy cussing out the pedicab driver (yea, tell 'em!)
- a guy dressed like Homer Simpson sitting on top of a garbage can
- the grumpy croissant
- dancing with a homeless man in the middle of Bourbon St. (I think at this point I became one of the strange, weirdos)
We got to see beautiful architecture...
We visited historical sites and investigated points of interest....
We stumbled down the 'tricky' cobblestone streets of the French Quarter....
We met many interesting people and animals, we made up fictional characters and told their stories, and we admired from afar...
We took in all the music, parades and art of New Orleans....
Altogether, I would say it was a trip that I will never forget!