Misadventures Day 1 (pre-board)
Magic Mike and SIL were to take off from work early in the ATL on Friday Jan 11th in order to meet me and Hubby in the Ham. Our goal was to hit the highway before Friday Rush Hour driving 5 hours to NOLA. Magic Mike was to pack the Pilot, pick up SIL from work and be in the Ham by 4pm. Apparently they drove all the way across the border when they realized they had forgotten a crucial luggage bag – the dress clothes for the Captain’s Formal Attire Dinner night. They drove all the way back to get the bag!
It ended up not being so much of a big deal as my employer turned on one of his mini panic attacks and although planned to let me leave the office by 1:30, ended up staying until 4:30. Ugh.
The four of us hit the road by 5:30 and drove through a torrential downpour. Cars were pulling off the side of the road to wait it out, but we had plans damnit! Nothing was gonna slow us down any longer. It was nearly 11 pm when we found our hotel. This particular hotel was nowhere near the French Quarter, but we found a little bar that reminded me my old watering hole back home – Dale’s. Grabbed a couple of night caps and some chicken tenders and called it a night. The morning was the start of a new adventure for all of us! Our first Caribbean Cruise!