A Little Bit of History

Trip Start Jul 06, 2013
Trip End Jul 13, 2013

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It all began in the Fall of 1971 when 6 young ladies from various parts of Louisiana and one from Missouri enrolled in LSU and went through rush, pledging Delta Zeta sorority. The next year, one more pledged and she preferred to hang out with the "seasoned" girls. This was the beginning of lifelong friendships for 7 girls, aka the "yaya7".  The yayas and their hometowns are: Heidi, Tallulah, LA; Bobbie, Lafayette, LA; Jonelle, Baton Rouge, LA; Mary Jane, Baton Rouge, LA; Rita, Campti, LA, Nancy, Kirkwood, MO, and Patti, Baton Rouge, LA.

After a few weekend getaways over the years to various yaya camps, the beach and petit yaya weddings, a more extended vacation was planned. The most difficult part of planning a trip with 7 women is finding a week that works for everyone! It seems there is always a wedding being planned or a grandbaby arriving.  Finally, in the summer of 2009, a  week in Maine was sucessfully planned. In spite of lots of rain, we had a great time and 4 years later, we decided it was time for another yaya vacation, so the West Coast, specifically, Carmel was chosen. Heidi, our unofficial "travel agent", found us a beautiful house to rent in Carmel for the week and we are excited about our trip, which is almost here. California, here we come! Currently, we will be arriving at various times on July 5-6 from Baton Rouge, LA; Ruston, LA; Lafayette, LA; Jennings, LA; Decatur, TX; St Louis, MO; and Metairie, LA.

I started this blog prior to the trip in order to familiarize myself with the Travel Pod app. I hope its not too difficult and I'm not to tired to take the time each evening to document this fun adventure with these wonderful friends.  Now, it's time to tackle the packing for weather that will be so different from the Louisiana humidity. Stay tuned - more to come!
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