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Pan American Death Trip Pt. 3

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Specifically New Orleans. Booked 2 nights at this lovely boutique hotel next to the French Quarter. Sad that our friend in NOLA were out of town, but we did get a bunch of advice on where to go. We had the most amazing food, gumbo, blackened redfish, marinated crab claws, po’boys, and bignets! We also squeezed in checking out 2 of the many hundred (or so it seams) cemeteries, a drink on Bourbon Street, a trolley ride, a voodoo shop, and both buying and then breaking my jar of pickled okra on the floor of the bignet shop. And yes, it was a hot, sticky, sweaty 106 degrees!!!! Sad to leave, not sad to get out of the weather. Much come back and visit friends. Everyone there was so bloody nice!
Decided the get the hell out of Dodge and come back to the land of the living. We were tired and we missed the cats, so drove straight through Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Jersey – that is not an easy feat kids!
Now we are back, rested, showered, and back to the task of being photographers. Stay tuned there is always more to come……

Pan American Death Trip Pt. 2

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Visited some of Duck’s family, had a nice home cooked dinner (thank God, I get so tired of eating out all the time). Then off again the next day. Stopped in the Saguaro National Forrest. Filled with the stick ‘em up cacti. Getting hotter….
Drove through New Mexico in the dead of night and on to Texas:
Stopped off in Austin and stayed with a friend of a friend, don’t you just love those, they always seem to help when you are in a bit of a pickle of just low on funds… Very cool city but did not have enough time to really explore. Its like a California city plonked in the middle of Texas – weird! Really must go back. Hotter yet but nothing compared to our next stop…

Pan American Death Trip Pt. 1

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Since blogger only allows me a 6 image post, and we are indeed photographers, the road trip wrap up is going to be done in installments to maximize the photos. It has been a strange two and a half weeks in the otherwise stationary work of Kat and Duck. We started off flying to San Francisco for a week to

1. visit family
2. get a break from NYC
3. pick up my car
4. get a decent burrito
We managed to accomplish our goals, but as always remembered things we wanted to do as soon as we left the city. Then again there is always next time, and I forgot how little time we had to have fun and try to get a photo shoot in! Oops, I always over book things to do! We got our photo shoot, and some dim sum, dinner with Family at the Citrus club, checked out the new Academy of Sciences, got sushi with designer friends Kristin and Richard (of Hiss and Hearse fame), went to Sacramento for a friend’s salon opening, and went sake tasting!
So we embarked for our week and a half on the road from California, through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and back to Jersey and New York. Ok, so I didn’t really look at the map when I got the amazingly bright idea to drive the car across country in July (hot hot hot!)!
Also among the bright ideas with dim outcomes was the idea to blog everyday in the road. I mean, we did bring computers and cameras with us, but then was the tricky issue of internet and time. So the facebooks and the twitters were kept up to date but the blog withered away in a ditch shortly outside San Francisco, but never fear, it has been revived and it is alive again!
After SF we drove down to visit our makeup artist friend Courtney in LA for 2 days. Good fun, though our photo shoot totally fell through! Had some more delightful Mexican food and a lot of drinks before running off. Weather was hot but nothing compared to later in the trip! We then drove to the Salton Sea, if you have no idea what I am talking about I would go goole it now. I mean NOW, go on, I’ll wait for you to get back…… So that was pretty rad but that also meant that we did not have time to stop by Joshua Tree (the hippy burner inside of me cried a tear), again something to put on that next time list.