A couple of guys hanging out in the neighborhood.
I feel a little tired after a crazy three weeks with lots of family time, food, and music. It was fun to explore around the city and state a bit with first Deanna, Stef and Rosalie, the Abbotts, and ending with Deanna and the start of Carnival, but I am thinking two solid months of partying might be a bit much.
We had some excellent meals, both family meals in Shreveport and some fine dining or at least unique Louisiana restaurants. I might not eat again. An incomplete list:
Cane and Table
Brennan’s for brunch
Commander’s Palace for Jazz Brunch
Prejean’s in Lafayette
Lazyone’s in Natchitoches
Guidry’s Fried catfish
Turtle Bay for pizza
Excellent cocktails from some of the best bartenders in the city:
Tujagues-mike and Melissa
Molly’s at the Market
This is a music city, and we tried to get out every day to see some live music. Some standouts:
John Papa Gros
John Martin trio
Walter Wolfman Washington
And of course the 12th Night parade-beginning of Carnival to end the Christmas holiday season and begin Mardi Gras. Harry’s Corner and the Abbey proved to be excellent places to run into friends and watch the parade go by.
Now it is on to house projects, refreshing the bathroom with a new vanity and accessories, and getting ready for the Boys Trip to Puerto Rico and points east and south.