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Two girls making somethings out of nothings with their hands. This summer we hope to embark on an epic cross country road trip, interviewing all kinds of artist along the way in order to make a documentary about art and culture in America today. OUR KICKSTARTER IS UP AND RUNNING! follow us and stay informed! Instagram: @soapskeptics Facebook.com/soapskeptics.1

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Day 6- 8/15/14

August 15, 2014- day six on the road

We woke up in good ole' New Orleans and went out for coffee and breakfast to a place called Surrey's with our lovely hosts Tessa and Marya. Afterwards Rosie and I went to the Apple store to see what was going on with my laptop- turns out that it is completely busted, but they were able to take out the hard drive and all of my files should be saved! SO THATS GOOD!!

"I saw two ID's, thats enough"
Tessa and Marya wanted to take us to nature, and we were all about the adventure, so we made our way to Jean Lafitte National Park (a.k.a a bayou). It was gorgeous! Spanish moss, trees fully covered in ivy, palms, swamp, marsh, and sunshine! We got there around 4:30 and probably left around 4:45 because we saw two gators, and about 100 Banana Spiders. Google them. When going on a hike, I don't think defending yourself from gators is a normal thought to cross our minds coming from NJ. So that didn't last too long, but it was still beautiful and we got to take some nice pictures. We also went through a drive-thru daiquiri joint! Yep, you can buy alcohol through a drive thru down here as long as the straw isn't in the cup, it's not an open container. ONLY IN LOUISIANA.

Marya cooking and Tessa!

After our attempt to embrace Louisiana's nature, we went to buy some supplies for Marya to make us some real real jambalaya. We learned about the TRINITY: celery, onion, and bell pepper. DAS IT! This jambalaya was the bees knees. Tessa and Marya invited a few friends over and we got to hangout and meet some cool musicians and friends from all over America. The cool thing about New Orleans is that it attracts people for so many reasons, so although it's in the south, you meet people from PA, CA, VA, WA, and all over the place! This city has more culture than any one we've seen so far. It's a hub for art, music, food, and life!

After dinner, we went to the Hi-Ho Lounge and listened to some percussion jams by BATEBUNDA [check out their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BateBunda] SO MUCH DANCING! It was the best! Then we walked to Frenchmen to see some other friends play some more funky jams. The night ended around 3 am, typical Friday night in NOLA according to Maggie, one of Tessa's friends who was leading the adventures.

We're starting our day off late today, but we have some interviews lined up and art markets to check out, so stay tuned!

Thanks to those who keep following our blog and adventures! Please feel free to share with friends and family! So happy and fortunate to be able to use the power of technology for good and be able to share this eye and mind opening experience with you all!


Andrea + Rosie

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