Thirsty Thursday!

Good morning everyone and Happy Thirsty Thursday! So I’ve been up since about 3am getting ready for my flight to Chicago, a one and a half hour layover and then another 2 hour flight on a mini jet to Sioux City, Iowa.

I know what you’re thinking but we went thru this already! I know that everyone – including myself – think that there is nothing to do in Iowa. I hope my cousins are ready for adventures because they don’t know that Wendy the Explorer is about to show up! Seriously, no one knows. It’s a surprise. I like surprises but I kind of hate them too because more often than not, they just don’t go as planned. So keeping my fingers crossed it goes well.

IIMG_1040.JPG landed about 8:30 am. Exhausted, hungry, cranky and the weather here is gloomy. Way to go Chicago, feed into my dark somber. lol. So here I am at Cubs having a Bloody Mary at 8:30am, it’a 5’o clock somewhere, right?  The real reason I am here is because I want a Chicago dog and everyone here is looking at me like I am crazy asking for a hotdog at this time. They clearly have not eaten cold leftover pizza, live a little!!

ANYWAYS, since I didn’t get my Chicago dog on to my rambling, I named my post Thirsty Thursday for obvious reasons and completely ignoring the fact that it is still morning. I am not talking brunch hours ok, like legit work hours – by the way, to all my co-workers, I hope you are having a fabulous day without me in the office. Although, I know its hard for it to be fabulous without me. =P I kid, I kid. So, I have many favorite drinks but my go to is ALWAYS Heineken Light, if I’m feeling some type of way, whiskey but on a morning can’t go wrong with a Bloody Mary, shoot, I’ll even take straight champagne. I just have to remember not to drink a lot, nothing is as bad as drinking before or on the plane and you have to get up a 100 times to use the bathroom (having flashbacks to my flight back from Washington D.C. in 2015. Good times) yea, I am that person! Thank God I have an aisle seat today!

Anyway, the Bloody Mary was really good here, I asked for spicy and it was the perfect FullSizeRender-5.jpgamount. I am a hard person to please, and this girl at the bar, did an amazing job. Unfortunately, I have to end my post here because I have to chug my drink and run to my gate. I have 20 minutes and I am milking it. LOL. I don’t encourage this but whatever, I am living on the edge. JK. So yea, I hope that on my way back, I can satisfy this craving!

Have a great Thursday everyone!

Cheers!! 🙂

 

 

 

New Orleans, LA

Happy Wanderlust Wednesday!! 🌎

Today, I am going to reflect on my trip to New Orleans…I had an absolute BLAST there! I am not so much of a party person (well sometimes) but I love to have a good time and by good time I mean skipping the lines at the club and going to the local bar/pub. New Orleans was the perfect place for bar hopping! Bourbon street was filled with tons of bars, clubs and people. Such a diverse crowd, everything, hispanics, whites, blacks… drunk, sober, happy, mad but most of all interesting.

I wish I could remember all of the places we went to but to be honest, I think I was drunk the entire weekend. Ha. Don’t judge me. We’ve all had our moments. I went with a co-worker and met up with one of my military friends, we planned for a fun filled three day weekend. We stayed at the Q&C Hotel, which we actually got as a mystery hotel in a bundle that costed us $198 a pop- hotel and flight. Glad we decided to be spontaneous because that mystery hotel turned out to be FANTASTIC. It’s beautiful and in the ideal location, walking distance to a lot of places… What a deal that was!!

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We did a city scavenger hunt where you are dared and ridiculed but that’s what memories are, living in the moment, free and happy and also stepping out of your comfort zone. You buy the deal, download the app, it gives you dares to do and you look like an ass haha but it also teaches you some history.


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One thing I wish I would have done was take pictures of all the good food we ate, everyone knows that gumbo is a must when going to NOLA and so are crawfish and po-boys and oh man, all this thinking about food is making me hungry! Lol. One place I definitely remember is this place -I want to say off bourbon, not sure – it served these huge ass beers. Like literally. The place is even called HUGE ASS BEERS. Lol. It’s a small bar, nothing fancy, good music, good beer… awesome time!!

 

 

We also went down the Mississippi River on The Creole Queen Paddlewheeler which offered the Historical River Cruise. The cruise took us to the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and the historic Chalmette Battlefield. The Paddlewheeler was pretty cool and they offer drinks but is cash only bar, future note to self. Other than that, kick back, look out at the river and its surroundings and enjoy the cruise!

I definitely want to go back to New Orleans one day, hopefully soon! 

Happy traveling! 😊🌎

The Capilano Suspension Bridge

Happy Wanderlust Wednesday! 🌎 Where have you traveled to? Where is your next trip to?img_0791

Taken at The Capilano Suspension Bridge located in Vancouver, Canada. The Capilano Suspension Bridge is 140 meters long and is 70 meters above the river. It truly is an amazing experience, it was a little scary at first, guess I’m scarred from watching movies where the something happens on a bridge lol. It was hard to get a steady photo on the bridge with so many people walking, it gets shaky and kind of moves side to side, not like a swinging motion or anything. On this day it was foggy, rainy and cold but I wouldn’t change the experience for anything!! ☺️

I will be traveling to Iowa next week to visit some family. I know, Iowa is not a place you hear people traveling to very often but my family moved there years ago from California, not really sure why but they did. My cousin texted me in the morning and said “I woke up and it was -7, don’t forget to pack a sweater”. Ummm.. a sweater?! I’m from Florida, I need long johns, beanies, gloves, like ten jackets and if I could layer shoes, I would layer at least 4 pairs.  I am going to FREEZE!!

Anyway, Happy Wanderlust Wednesday and continue to wander!

 

Happy New Year!! 

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Woohoo!! Many have been saying that 2016 was a really crappy year and well, I hate to jump on the bandwagon but it certainly was not my favorite either. A lot of bad memories but buried in those bad memories are some great highlights and since it’s a new year, I’m going to be positive! It’s a new day, set new goals, realistic goals though. LOL. I’m just saying, there are a lot of people out there with these outrageous goals that even they question whether or not their goals are attainable. Challenge yourself but not to the point where you will want to give up. One of my professors in journalism always said “don’t forget to KISS” aka “keep it simple stupid.” So yea….simple yet challenging.

Anyway last year I said I would keep up with my blog and that TOTALLY did not happen. Aside from working a 9-5 job, I decided to go back to school to pursue a bachelors in accounting. I have been doing accounting since I was 17 so it just made sense to make a career out of it, also for a reliable source of income. I guess eventually we have to grow up.  I love my job but accounting is just not my passion. I have an itch for something else, something crafty, something that involves being hands on, something creative but I – like a lot of people in the world – don’t know where or how to start. If I can keep up with my studies I will be about 2 years away from graduating, so it’s on!! In the past I have always said I want to do this and I want to do that but I just never do. Not because I can’t get to my goals but because I end up biting more than I can chew and not setting goals. So now I have them!! I have to stop looking for the opportunity but instead create my own opportunity. Time to hit the books, get back into shape and pursue something I’ve been putting on the back burner for a long time now. This year is the year, this is your year, this is my year! 

So here’s to a new fierce and fabulous year, to a year full of new adventures, to a year full of happiness and laughter and of course, success! CHEERS!

I am ready for you 2017! Bring it.