WED JUNE, 15
MIAMI TO NEW ORLEANS
Not sure what the heck I'm getting myself into by switching from the RV life to a backpack life, but I'm excited and nervous, which means I'm on the right track.
10am: Woke Up at cousins in Miami
I was not looking forward to getting out of bed because as soon as I got up it was - Go! Go! Go!
10:30am: Get a New Scooter Title
Waited in line at DMV for them to tell me I needed to go to an auto tag place. Waited in line there for them to tell me I had to go online.
11:30am: Finished Packing/Cut My Own Hair
12:45pm: Miami Airport
After rushing there I realized I had booked my flight for next Wednesday. F*ck my life. Luckily there was one seat left for the 7pm flight, free of charge. I spent the bulk of my time in the airport planning the format of this blog and hanging out in the food court.
7:20pm: Boarded Plane
Watched the first half of The Martian. I'm liking the movie more than the book.
9:20pm: Landed in Atlanta & Ate Chick-Fil-A
10:50pm: Boarded Plane
It was an old plane, but I got a window seat! As I looked out the window, I saw the lightening from the clouds below. I thought about what if the plane went down? Who would I call? What would I say? How scared or calm would I be? I hope to never have to answer these questions.
11:50am: Landed in New Orleans
My first time using the Uber
app. The last time I got in a strangers car by myself, which I thought was a taxi (these were the days before Uber), I was worried he was going to rape me and I was rehearsing in my mind the best way to barrel roll out of the car. It turned out he didn't want to rape me.
My Uber driver was excellent. I got $20 off since it was my first Uber ride and the driver and I talked about Katrina and how New Orleans has come back stronger than before.
12am: Arrived to Hostel
I get out of the car. Bunch of guys my age are on the porch. I pay the burly guy at the reception. He gives me a pillow and sheets. Gave me a tour. Everyone there seems to be in there 20s. The place has a cool New Orleans vibe.
2:30am: Went to Sleep
I woke up a few times because I was so cold. The guy had forgot to give me a blanket, but I had a sheet. After each time I woke up I added an additional layer of clothing. I went to sleep in my underwear and by the time I got out of bed I was fully clothed.