Clint and I were still in the tentative days of our relationship. Not for lack of trying on his part, but I was insistent that I wanted to date and have fun. I hadn't really been single since I was 17 and I felt is was time to play a bit. I think he called me on Valentine's Day just to say hi (I had made it clear that it would not be a date day for us). When he called I was out shopping for something for myself to celebrate my b-day that was coming up in 10 days. When I told him when it was, he said he was going to New Orleans and asked if I wanted to go. I wasn't working or on call that weekend, so "Hell Yeah!"
We made the 5 hour drive out a few hours after two of his friends making the trip had already left. We pulled in to Slidell (where we were meeting our friends) at 5 till midnight (and 5 till my b-day). I rang in the new day with my first
The street was a blur of color and activity...then it was just a blur. I had my first shot of Jagermeister that night. It was quite sometime before I made that mistake again. Around 4 am, we left Bourbon and headed for breakfast. About the time we hit Canal, M III decided the truck was a shirt free zone (for some reason all the guys already had their shirts off in February). Now, me being
We stayed with Artigue's dad in Slidell who was either really nice to let us crash there, or just plain crazy. He had a really cool house on Lake Pontchartrain that was originally a restaurant and had a beautiful 20 foot oak bar. We slept for about 3 hours before it was time to get ready for the boat parade. Clint had brought his boat out and we had to decorate it, stock it full of beads and have it in the water by 8. I never thought being a part of a crewe would be so much fun. I am sure it didn't hurt that we were drinking again before we ever got sober.
After the parade we went back out to Bourbon. I don't remember much of the second day/night (more to do with that never getting sober part I guess). But I know that during the whole weekend I probably slept a total of 5 hours and partied like a rock star. There is no better way to ring in 21.