Well, I decided since I've got friends and a place to stay, I'd might as well go to New Orleans for awhile! I didn't enjoy the prospect of another cold, rainy winter so I've decided hanging out down south for awhile might be a fun adventure. I've got my laptop so I can keep up with work, and this site.
I'm going to drive down as well, since I've never really been anywhere in the US. What better way to see it than from the road? I'm not going to spend a month doing it though - I think I'll fly through and get back to New Orleans as soon as I can. Looking forward to great music and beers in to-go cups again!!