The month of May has always been just about my favorite month of the year. It could be because it’s spring and the weather has gotten nice, or because the school semester finishes, giving me a three month break. But it is most likely due to the fact that it’s my birthday month and I love my birthday. It’s my own personal holiday. Birthdays are just absolutely the best; well at least I think so. They bring parties and presents, and cake! This year was good one as not only did I have an entirely fabulous birthday party, but I also got to travel to Mississippi. My fiancée’s parents moved down South about a year ago. Moses had gotten a week of leave due to his upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. He had recently come to Virginia, so it was my turn to visit him. His parents actually live right on the coast, so it was nice to see the beach. They live about 20 minutes away from Biloxi, and about an hour or more from New Orleans. Before my trip, I got a couple recommendations about the food down there. Nancy and Robert said it was a must, to try the shrimp and a friend of mine, who used to live in Mississippi, said I had to try crawfish. My first night there, I had both. Moses’ mom made breaded shrimp, which was really great. I didn’t ask her how she made the dough. I’ll have to wait until she gets back from visiting her home in Dominican Republic. But I got to see how they prepared the pot in which the crawfish were boiled in. But I completely forget the details that were given. I watched as the poor crawfish crawled to get out of the boiling water, though I felt no pity. Moses had some fun playing with his food. He like picking them up when they were live, trying to scare me with their claws. I had never tried crawfish before and I wasn’t exactly sure how to eat it. I kept looking at them not really knowing how to eat it. I finally asked and was showed how to crack them. Yes, I was a tad embarrassed. They were surprisingly really good. I really would’ve like to have a lobster fork or seafood fork, so that it’d be easier to get the craw meat out. It can get a bit messy really. But I managed and it all turned out quite well. I am a huge fan of shellfish and I absolutely love shrimp. I enjoyed my meal and agree that the Gulf has the best shrimp and crawfish are actually good. My second night there, they took me into New Orleans. I have to say, it is a gorgeous city, with an awesome nightlife. There were alot of inappropiate businesses on Bourbon St, but nevertheless it really was a fun city to visit. We walked around, enjoying the great weather. There were some interesting voodoo shops. There was one shop with an altar with a sign that talked of a curse if you touched the altar or took pictures of it. It was kind of creepy. We were already tired from a long day, so we didn’t stay too long. But I would definitely like to see New Orleans again. Mississippi gave me many surprises, all of them good. Hopefully when Moses returns from Afghanistan, I can go back and visit the soon-to be in-laws, and enjoy some great seafood and have great fun.