I'm driving three hours to Oakdale today to visit Alex, Jonathan, et. al. I'm leaving there tomorrow morning and making the half-day drive to Kenner, Louisiana -- next door to New Orleans. I'll be spending Friday through Ash Wednesday there soaking up some Mardi Gras fun in the city and in the outlying parishes/suburbs. I'm staying with Zoe & her husband, will see Doc, Maria and maybe Amy. If I'm crazy lucky, I'll even run into Macy. She lives in that neighborhood now but I haven't seen her since she graduated college & got married back in 2001.
I know I need some time to relax. And I'm certainly aware that Mardi Gras is anything but relaxing... But I'm looking forward to having good times with good friends. (Besides, I just need to get away. I've been so busy, I haven't been outside of the Franklin area since New Year's Day -- sigh.) Well, the road calls. Later, ya'll.