Is burgle a word? Thelma says no. Louise votes yes. The verdict...
1. the act of burglary. ex. I would like to burgle Brad Pitt because he burgled the money we need to escape!
2. ((see urban dictionary for the other definition. not quite appropriate for the blog, but very funny.))
I'll be sure to inform you of any more word discrepancies. I did accidentally say 'vine-age' today but I don't count that as a loss because I didn't actually think it was a word. Anyway... onto a recap of our first pitstop: Montgomery!
What a great little city. It was the perfect break from the road. We headed downtown to Dexter Avenue. So much incredible history on one little street! We parked the Porsche and took a step back in time inside the White House of the Confederacy. Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America lived with his family in this house. We did a quick tour of all the beautifully preserved rooms and drove by the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. Home turf of Martin Luther King Jr. and absolutely humbling to see.
After our quick break we were back on the road to Mobile. About an hour out, traffic completely stopped for about 45 minutes. Kind of a bummer, but it was so funny to watch people getting out of their cars (Christy included. See artsy pic below.) to check on the situation and then have the soccer moms off-roading to avoid the traffic. We were determined to make it though and we finally did. Our friend and former classmate, Lauren Styler, works as a web producer and reporter there so we stopped by to see her station and catch up over lunch. It was great to see her so happy and staying busy with wedding plans. It's officially the 'year of the wedding' so we wish her the best of luck with arranging everything from across the country! The other cause for celebration...sweet potato fries. WAFFLE sweet potato fries. Yum.
So after our charming tour of Mobile we had about two hours to go until New Orleans. I couldn't convince Christy to drink a Red Bull with me, but we made it through on an open sunroof and a little 'Teenage Dream'. Thanks Katy!
The New Orleans/Mandeville portion of the day seemed like an entirely different 24 hours, but it's been wonderful nonetheless. I'm going to break it up into another post because A. I'm afraid I'll fall asleep by the time I finish it, and B. It seems a little too strange to talk about the fiercely unique and spirited story of this city in the same entry that I mention Katy Perry. Stay tuned!
E & C
P.S. A note from Christy is coming soon...I'm not trying to hog the microphone, it's just tough to type and drive. :)
A sample of the artsy photography I've been working on.
Ok, I lied. Completely accidental, but I think it's kinda cool. Only Thelma would be crazy enough to drive with half her body out the window. Another bad joke... This is when we were stopped in traffic and everyone one the highway was peaking out of their vehicles to get the scoop.