Not An Ordinary Birthday Shenanigan

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This past September (2013) I celebrated my birthday in not the most usual way. I decided to try to achieve something that’s been lingering on my “practical” bucket list for a while now. I ended up driving to New Orleans to go urban exploring at the abandoned Six Flags Amusement Park. It was relatively easy to get into.

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When you first walk in, it reminds me of all the ghost towns you see in The Walking Dead.

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I was surprised to see most of the area wasn’t covered in trash and wreckage. Believe me, there was some junk laying around but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

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To some people its a wasteland but to someone like me, I find it great to go exploring in. I remember coming here as a teenager before the storm hit and having a good time. Now roaming the area as an adult, it’s an almost haunting feeling.

Before I left, I noticed some piles where it looks like someone has been there clearing out the place. I’m sure there’s still a lot there to look at and explore if you haven’t been there yet. But my advice, if you’re wanting to check it out, the sooner the better.

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Lingering…

Its been a while since I’ve posted but a lot has been going on. I can’t even remember most of it. Since the first of the year I have been keeping up with my New Years resolutions. This is the first time I’ve actually done New Years resolutions and I wanted to actually buckle down and do it, unlike most people. I don’t like to set myself up to do something that unless I’m going to be commited. One of my resolutions has been for me to go out and be productive, be more adventurous, more spontaneous. I don’t want to just sit around the house wasting time when there’s so much to do, so much to see. to say the least, I’ve been positively occupied in every sense of the phrase. I’ve been adventuring my current surrounding areas, spontaneously finding new things to do, and so much more…occasions I should of been blogging about in the first place.

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Meet and Eat

Browsing my Facebook feed yesterday, I saw the Bizarre Foods’ page announced that Andrew Zimmern would be in Baton Rouge today filming for his new web series Appetite For Life – Southern Hospitality and that we would get a chance to meet and eat with him. Of course I jumped to this occasion to meet this lovely fellow and help donate to a good cause.

At the event, Andrew was filming segments for his web series at the food trucks which were having a cook off and there was also a jambalaya cook off at the same time. The jambakaya cook off was also filmed for the web series and was the main event to earn money for the Capital Area United Way.

It was an exciting event and an honor to meet Andrew in person especially on the day the major of Baton Rouge announced it was Andrew Zimmern Day!

Andrew seemed to fit right in with the flow of southern hospitality.

Positively Occupied

Just now relaxing from a trip up to Indiana. I spent most of my time with friends and family. I had a long (drunk) talk with Lee that hopefully gave me some insight and hopefully he didn’t forget what was said. It was a real stressful trip at first but as soon as I set my mind to not let in the negativity I felt a lot better. Since then I’ve been keeping myself positively occupied.

 

I’m going to push away what I can because for now, I’m looking out for me and no one else.