Every year in May just before school gets out for the summer, my wife gets out her calendar and starts looking at possible week-long travel destinations. It took a few summers before I learned if I didn’t find something first, I’d end up walking around in the Houston Zoo in June or sitting on a bench at the Butterfly Museum in Branson, MO in August.
This year, I pitched Southeast Louisiana before the drama could unfold. The delivery was key and I made sure to highlight the things they would enjoy on our vacation before mentioning what I wanted to do.
My wife and kids love the beach, Café-Du-Monde, riding the trolley, the Aquarium in New Orleans and air condition. I like redfish. So, we rented a house on the beach in Grand Isle, LA for a few days then spent two days in New Orleans. It was arguably, one the best ideas I’ve ever had!
Each morning, I would get up and carry what they needed to the beach. Then I would take my kayak to the marsh and fish until around lunch. We all agreed, Southeast Louisiana is a great place to vacation because it has something for everyone.