#RunningTo Week 20 in Review: Houston, New Orleans, Jackson

It’s hard to believe this edition of my #RunningTo Week in Review marks my 20th. Twenty weeks on the road, stretching from the Southwest to the Southeast. What a wild, crazy, long trip it’s been, and continues to be.

This week featured a definitive shift from Midwest to South. I started in Houston and meandered eastward to New Orleans. It was my first time visiting the Big Easy; such a unique place. From there I trekked northward to Jackson, Mississippi, and if there were any doubts about being in the South before that, those went away quickly.

Enjoy my favorite moments from the wandering week that was, and stay tuned for more wanderings to come in Alabama and Tennessee!

#RunningTo: Houston, TX

Houstonian storms all around.

#RunningTo: Houston, TX

BEER CAN HOUSE. Amen.

#RunningTo: Houston, TX

“Mount Rush Hour” off a Houston interstate: Washington, Lincoln, Austin, Houston. Who cares about TommyJeff and Teddy in Texas?

#RunningTo: Houston, TX

Signs for Houston’s BAT BRIDGE.

#RunningTo: Houston, TX

250,000 bats emerging from the bridge at sunset! Magical.

#RunningTo: New Orleans, LA

N’AWLINS.

#RunningTo: New Orleans, LA

New Orleans = Disneyworld. Basically.

#RunningTo: New Orleans, LA

N’Awlins and I.

#RunningTo: New Orleans, LA

Getting in an uber-long line for some famed beignet goodness!

#RunningTo: New Orleans, LA

Signage official.

#RunningTo: New Orleans, LA

Beignet: BEFORE

#RunningTo: New Orleans, LA

Beignet: AFTER

#RunningTo: New Orleans, LA

Old college friends in NO and their beautiful kids!

#RunningTo: Jackson, MS

Time for a day drive around Jackon’s THE RESERVOIR.

#RunningTo: Jackson, MS

Okay, so I look like a crazed murderer emerging from the sea. BIG DEAL.

Ever been to Houston, New Orleans, or Jackson? Tell me a story!

  • MLYaksh

    Been to New Orleans once before- loved Cafe du Monde! Since then, beignets are my FAVORITE pastry dessert!

  • Ashley

    What? There’s a bat bridge in Houston? I was born and raised in Houston and had no idea. I thought that was just something in Austin, although I knew there were bats here.

    I work in one of those buildings behind you in the first Houston picture.

    Sounds like you enjoyed my city. I’ll have to check out the bat bridge.

    I’ve been to N’Orleans, once. Went to visit a potential grad school there. I think it would have been fun to live there for a couple of years, but ended up elsewhere.

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!

    • Oh man, wish I’d known you were in Houston! Would’ve been great to meet you. Definitely check out the bat bridge! Waugh Dr, I think it was called. Such a sight to behold.

      • Ashley

        Yeah; sorry we missed each other!

        Yes, it’s Waugh Dr. I’ll definitely go check it out.

        Enjoy the rest of your adventure!