Shaun has season tickets for the Saints, but living up here in Chicago he can't make it to every game, so he let us know that if we wanted to see a game we'd be welcome to the tickets. We were already planning on going down to Erica's folks' place for Thanksgiving, so we thought we'd see a game around then. The Saints were out-of-town that weekend, but they were back on December 3, and there are worse things than hanging around Mississippi for a week... And I had the vacation days... And then my brother moved to Argentina for nine months and left us his car...
So we went on a week-and-a-half trip around Mississippi and New Orleans. I got to see lots of the places Erica spent her time before she moved to Chicago, and meet lots of her old friends. And I got to see Jimbo Mathus and Afroman. And we got to eat and drink all over the place...