Friday, December 12, 2008

Goodbye Louisiana!

Today is officially my last day in Louisiana. If Sean stays in the Army there is a possibility that one of these days we will be back, but if not I'll leave this place with fond memories.

I've found that I have a love of the cuisine found in Louisiana. Beignets, gumbo, crawfish etoufee, meat pies, po' boys of all types, spicy Bloody Marys. I love it all!

I've had the pleasure of reading other Louisiana bloggers and I wish I'd found them sooner so I could have met them in real life.

I've enjoyed the plantations, the history of New Orleans and the capital city of Baton Rouge. I've had many a good time at Pappys in Lake Charles and I've enjoyed the cute shops in Natchitoches.

I felt like I really got to experience this state and as a military spouse it's important to get to know your surroundings, wherever you may end up.

I got the opportunity to meet two great bloggers, Sara and Lindsay. I hope in the coming years I'll be able to keep in touch with them.

Here's to a new chapter in life!



We are leaving for Oklahoma after work today and driving straight through to Oklahoma. I'm estimating us to get home around 1:00 a.m. Yay! I'm so excited to get to see friends and family.

In other news, Sean called to tell me how the final inspection of our house went. The lady who did the inspection said it was one of the cleanest houses she's ever seen. I give kudos for that to Sean who is a cleaning machine! We only got charged $30 for a door that Boomer had scratched the lining of it up a bit. Not bad in my opinion. That's the least amount I've ever been charged when moving out.

Oh..and one last thing. Check out Ravings of a Mad Housewife. She's giving away FiestaWare. How can you not love that?

14 comments:

Jaci said...

Thanks for linking up! Good luck!

Ashley said...

Awww... I'm so glad you had fun in Louisiana! I wish we would have gotten to meet as well. If you ever need any LA food (beignet mix, etc) let me know and I'll send some your way!

Kelly said...

I too am excited that you enjoyed your stay in Louisiana! You will never have better food than right here in Louisiana! I hope you enjoy your new home just as well and tell us back in LA all about it!!

NewlywedCentral said...

Glad your experience in LA was such a good one :) Have the best time with your family!

d.a.r. said...

Okay, I am not trying to creep you out, but I was thinking about you this morning on my run. I can't wait to hear all about your new adventures in Europe and see all of your amazing pictures!! Good luck with the move!!

tootie said...

Have a safe trip to OK! Good luck with your move!!

SassyEngineer said...

I hope you made the trip safely! We will be driving through Oklahoma in a couple of weeks on the way to KS to see my fam :) I'm so glad the final inspection went so well!

Sara said...

Safe travels! You will be sorely missed! Mark, in no uncertain terms, demanded that you save an open room for us. I know you would anyhow, but he just wanted to put his foot down.

Carleen Huxley said...

Eagerly awaiting blog posts from Italy. Merry xmas to you both!

Janie said...

Have a safe trip to the OK state! I love La. and Ok.
And live in Texas.
How sick is that?

jlc said...

Good luck on the move!! Let me know how you like Oklahoma, a friend of mine who's also a Milspouse is moving there in May.

Tania said...

Good luck and safe travels! Can't wait for posts from Italy!

.Becca. said...

Leaving is always so bittersweet. :) Safe travels!!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

how sad. it's so exciting that you get to experience so many different places, but i love louisiana so much. it's my home, too, and i'd love to go back. the food can't be matched by any food anywhere!