Friday, April 07, 2006

A Riza Update 4.6.06

Well, its hard being unemployed, but I'm managing! Actually, I've been quite busy since my NOLA.com departure a little over a month ago. As you can see from my blog, I spent 2 weeks in Melbourne Beach FL visiting with my sister and did go down to Key Largo for a few days. Since then, I've been back and forth from New Orleans to Pensacola helping my brother move all of his stuff, his girlfriend's stuff and luckily, my stuff out to California! Ron and Emma had been out in LA for a couple of weeks looking for an apartment and now that they found one, he flew back to New Orleans last Sat, I drove with him to Pcola on Sunday night and Emma's dad Jon flew in on Monday night to meet us. The three of us packed up ALL of our stuff that was in and around my mom's house and headed for New Orleans!

We packed up a 26 foot Uhaul and trailed my brother's nissan frontier to New Orleans. What should have taken 3 hours took us about 4.5 which isn't too bad considering. When we got to New Orleans, we slept a few hours (got there at 4AM!) and then once again started packing up the stuff in his house, my house and then to Emma's old apartment to pick up her motorcycle! It took us until midnight and then Ron and Jon headed for their next stop Houston. From there they go to Pheonix to visit Emma's brother and the final destination- Los Angeles.

I can't believe this day is finally coming when I move out of New Orleans. At this point, I will stay here until my cousins graduation and Jazz Fest since some friends are coming in town which is around the first of May. After that, Shay and I will take some time to chill before hitting the road and taking our journey out West. Her family lives in Nor Cal- Milpitas- so we will stop in LA, drop off my car at Ron and Emma's or my cousin's Antoinette and then I will hop in Shay's car and head up to Milpitas with us making a stop in San Francisco to visit my brother.

I know- its going to be a crazy journey out there... and we plan to stop in Austin, Santa Fe and Pheonix before hitting LA. I hope we make it all the way there- but I'll stop whereever I can get wireless along the way to send updates.

Oh- and as of the end of June- Rose and I will be heading to the Galapagos Islands for 8 days and then Peru for some time to hike Macchu Pichu... then after that, I'll get settled. Of course unless we end up going with Shay and her family on the Alaskan cruise in August. Cross your fingers that I will have enough money to pull that one off!

Of course, this all could change tomorrow- but this is the update for today.

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