I AM SO EXCITED!!!!
Here's the deal... Puff and I have decided that in October 2011, we're going to try our hardest to make a trip to Lousiana happen. Why Louisiana, you ask? Only because they have the most badass event in the history of events... the Angola Prison Rodeo! (http://www.angolarodeo.com/)
I just started to do some research and have figured out flight options and how the whole long weekend would work. Fly into New Orleans and check that out, and then on the Sunday of the rodeo, drive to the Louisiana State Pen out in Bumblefuck to watch prisoners get the shit kicked out of them by a bull. I just want to squeal with delight!
But then, it gets even better! (Really, you're wondering. How could it get any better? Well, it can!) So, I'm on Mapquest looking up directions from New Orleans to Tunica and realize there's a line on the map that is very intriguing. To back up for one second... it's a life goal to hit all 50 states before I die. I'm not even 30 years old yet and have been to 42 of them. So, not half bad, right? Well, two states that have been eluding me that seem so close are Louisiana and Mississippi. Now, we figured this trip would easily knock our LA but then... that line! It's the STATE line! And it's only 6 miles from the prison!
So not only will I be able to go and buy prisoner arts & crafts and watch them play poker in front of a giant bull, I can also drive a mere 6 miles out of my way and pick up another state! Bring on Mississippi, bitches!
You better believe if Puff would let me right now, I'd be booking those plane tickets!!!!