Hello and welcome to the third installment of spring break, Texas MBA style. Today’s featured student: Nando.
Also a special shout out to the Preview Weekend students who are at McCombs and in Austin this weekend. Keep it weird. Keep it real. Have fun!
1. Where did you go?
I hopped around nomadically for two weeks sleeping on any couch I could find. I started off back home in Brownsville, Texas (most commonly known during hurricane season). I then spent a night in Houston where I met up with friends and we set off toward Gulfport, Mississippi with a one-night stay in New Orleans on the way.
2. Best single moment of the trip?
At a club in New Orleans, one of my friends performed a choreographed dance to “Firework” that cleared the entire dance floor. She’s not part of a dance troupe or anything, just choreographs dances to current music…apparently.
3. Most delicious food? What was it, and did you take a picture?
Homemade shrimp gumbo was a highlight in Gulfport; it was followed closely by beignets at Café du Monde in New Orleans.
4. Who did you go with?
(Warning: movie reference following) You might not know this, but I consider myself a bit of a loner. I tend to think of myself as a one-man wolf pack. But when I met my best friend a few years back, I knew he was one of my own. And my wolf pack… it grew by one. So there… there were two of us in the wolf pack… I was alone first in the pack, and then my best friend joined in later. And a few weeks ago, we traveled with his fiancé and some of her friends, and I thought, “Wait a second, could it be?” And now I know for sure, I just added four more people to my wolf pack. Six of us wolves running around the Gulf coast together in New Orleans and Gulfport looking for casinos and hurricanes. So tonight, I make a toast!
5. Favorite tourist spot you visited and why?
Rue Bourbon, even a week after Mardi Gras, was pretty fun: plenty of drinks, good music, and great people watching.