I do not like long car trips, put me on a plane any day.
I haven’t always disliked long car rides but as I have gotten older it’s getting harder to sit & ride for long periods. However, last weekend I did just that. Rikki & I hoped in the car and headed to Hammond, Louisiana. It was great to have some time catching up on life and reminiscing about the good ole days . As we enjoy our year of 50 we took a road trip with a purpose. One of Rikki’s line sister’s daughter was joining our illustrious sisterhood of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and we wanted to be a part of the ceremony. That is one of the best reasons ever for any kind of trip.
Southeastern Louisiana University, is located in Hammond, LA about 30 minutes outside of New Orleans. We left bright & early Saturday morning, made a pit stop in Jackson, MS and headed into Hammond. Now you know we couldn’t be that close to New Orleans and not pay a visit. After a 20 min rest at our hotel we hit the road again and rolled into NOLA.
Rikki is a graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans. I haven’t seen the campus post Katrina & it was an honor to see the growth. It was nice to see this HBCU thriving.
The plan was to hit the French Quarter but we didn’t know that this was the same weekend as the French Quarter Festival. Traffic was a nightmare so we found a quaint café on St. Charles and enjoyed drinks & dinner.
Sunday was all about sisterhood. It was time to welcome Payton into the land of Alpha Kappa Alpha. Congratulations to the newest Sorors of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Lambda Omicron Chapter.
Love these ladies of the Epsilon Tau Chapter of Xavier University. The true meaning of sisterhood. This is what 30 years of service to all mankind looks like.
After the luncheon we hit the road headed back to Memphis. It was so nice to just get away if only for 48 hours. I realized as I was writing this post that Rikki & I never stopped to take a picture together. Guess that means that we were living in the moment.
I have one more planned road trip in June and I’m kind of looking forward to it. Meet me in St. Louis.
Who is ready to hit the road?
Beewisdom-Louise, no matter what happens, I’m glad I came with you. (Thelma & Louise 1991)