I know that vacations can be tiring. You are often more active while on vacation because of all the things you try to squeeze into the short time most of us have for a vacation. True, some of us come back rested and outside of hating to leave whatever wonderful spot we chose to spend our little holiday we are back into the old routine. Most of us do come back tired and wanting a couple of more days to lay around the house and catch our breaths. These are not however the type of vacations that really, deep down, truly leave you with the absolute need for another vacation after taking a vacation. I know because I just had one. I’ve spent a lot of years on this earth and taken some great vacations but never one like this.
I just got back from New Orleans where I spent six days and nights with my daughter, her feller, and his little girl. By the time we left that lovely city both my daughter and me were ready to strangle Jud, Gina’s feller, and leave his body down there. I thought my husband was someone who couldn’t be still but Jud beats him hands down. I swear that young man is the backup for the Energizer Bunny. We stayed in the French Quarter so we parked the car and hoofed it almost everywhere we went. When I say hoofed it, I mean hoofed it double time.
People I’m one day older than dirt and my get up and go, got up and went a long time ago. Well at least it doesn’t have the get up that it once had and when you’re trying to keep up with a young man who puts out fires for a living and toting large amounts of weight I simple don’t have the giddy-up and go to keep up with that little bunny. My feet have been worn down to nubs and we won’t discuss the rest of my body parts that have gone into full blown protest screaming no more and are now sitting on their imaginary little hineys holding up picket signs.
I did find one of the loveliest little things ever. New Orleans has these cute little transportation forms called bicycle taxies and I fell in love with them. The most pleasant form of for hire private commercial transportation I’ve ever encountered. I’m giving them the credit for Jud making it out of that city alive.
Jud honey I love sweet boy and you did a wonderful job of keeping us entertained, whether it was from all the sightseeing or from our little brains trying to figure out how to murder you and getting away with it, and your efforts, time, and all the other things you did while we were there is appreciated and so very sweet of you. Thank you for a wonderfully marvelous time.