Episode 14: Road Trip Finale: Pop Up in New Orleans, Then Back to AVL!
“CAPES!” yelled Stevie as she screeched to a halt on her totally rad bicycle. We had just set up a pop-up street shop with our local friend Catherine in Jackson Square to see how people dug our capes. One guy was going out with his friends for a bachelor party night- totally in need of a cape- and others like Stevie could instantly realize the vast potential that exists on a daily basis when a cape is included in wardrobe essentials. Booyah!
The energy of New Orleans is outstanding; its autonomy is omnipresent, and priorities feel refreshingly less conventional then anywhere else in the US. We had so much fun here. Exploring the Garden District, chowing on beignets, dancing late to Gypsy Jazz tunes...
With Nola as our last stop on our Cross Country journey, our intrepid Wanda swung onto the low roads to Mississippi. Next we crossed into a surprisingly lush Alabama. We met Georgia at dusk. South Carolina was a dream... and after 13 hours and a handful of 5-Hour Energy potions, Anna and Rox arrived back in Asheville, NC at the brand new hour of 2am.
It was cold and gray when we left, and now these mountains and valleys are bursting with greenery, extending their leaves in a big welcome back hug. Now it's time to hit the ground running :)
What a ride this trip has been. Thank you all for sharing the journey with us! We will be posting a short video soon.
Onwards and upwards!