After a very, very, very long day, I arrived in Mobile, AL this evening, at around 6 EST. I woke up at 6 to get ready and was on the road by 7am. I have no idea why this drive took me that long. It was supposed to be 9 hours. Then when I got into town, the road my hotel was on was completely stopped traffic for about 10 blocks, with a cop car at every block. So I couldn't get to my hotel. I tried to find a bookstore to hang out in (always my go-to) but my handy dandy GPS led me astray, telling me it was on the right side of the road, when, really, it was on the left. But I'd already driven through a very crowded, windy parking lot before I looked at a different map and figured that out. By that time I was too exhausted to do anything so I decided to try the hotel again. Success! And I'm in the historic district instead of the seedy district like most of my motels have been. Neat!
The houses on this road are so amazing. And live oaks line the streets. I love it. There was one huge, huge house with a huge Confederate flag hanging off the balcony. I am definitely in the South.
Anywho, before I made it back to my hotel I went into Wal-Mart to get scissors. While waiting to check out I got a phone call and I recognized the area code as being New Orleans so I got out of the line to answer. I hear "Hi, Nichole? How are you? Well...I was just calling to tell you...that...um...we'd like to offer you the internship if you still want it." "Yes, of course!" He gave me my choice of start dates and I'll be starting in August! I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!
Tigers, lions, and elephants!! How cool!
I'm going to finish up my driving around and hopefully be in New Orleans by July 10-ish. Before the 14th, though, because I want to go to the Cajun Food and Music Festival! SO SO EXCITED!!
Now it's time to find food before it gets too late.