One of the great things about cruises and Louisiana is that there is lots of sugar and where sugar cane is grown, there is usually lots of rum. And when it's hot and humid, the best thing is a rum filled fruity and frozen daiquiri. We went through a drive-thru daiquiri place in Thibodaux called Norm's, which makes delicious daiquiris. We laughed and giggled over many of the names: buttery butt, bend over, pink panty pull down, etc. Nearly all of them are delicious. I had the Pixie Stick, which was a mix of grape and cherry and actually tasted like a pixie stick.
Anyway, it's always great down here, because I never have to worry about being openly gay. Everyone I know here knows. There's no reason to hide it, and I can totally be out and in the open and say and do whatever I want. I can have a fruity drink if I want without someone questioning my masculinity. I can flirt with men and when a hot guy comes on TV or walks by us, I can actually say, "Mmmm, damn" and my friend just says "Ooh, you made the Joe noise. I miss that." I can be myself and that's the greatest moment of zen I can imagine.