Naturally, we were tired so we crashed for a while. Then, we got up and started the Louisiana feeding frenzy with Seafood Gumbo at Dempsey's. Then, a stop at Albertson's to pick up some dried ground shrimp.
Now, about the weather. On Sunday, we were sitting in Stuart, Florida on SeaClearly. Sunny, 78 degrees. Yesterday, in Baton Rouge it was 30 degrees with freezing rain. The interstates were closed. We had to take surface streets everywhere. Not very good weather for Mardi Gras. I am sure it dampened some of the celebrations in New Orleans and across South Louisiana.
|Redemptorist High School. Notice the sign that|
indicates they are closed for Mardi Gras.
We did a brief nostalgia tour for Junie. We cruised through part of LSU, her alma mater. Then we went over to Delaware Street to see the house where she grew up. I recently saw a quote - "The only reason to look back should be to see how far you have come". Junie has come a long way.
|Gail, Trevor, Cherie, Reggie (still recovering from back surgery),|
Abigail, Jillian, Junie, Duane - Robert behind camera.
|Meanwhile, back in Stuart, dolphins|
came to visit the marina. Photo
courtesy of neighbor Bill.
Of course, the reason we are in Louisiana is for Jeffrey and Alyssa's wedding in Lafayette on Saturday. Today, we move over there (assuming the roads open up). We need to look at the Rehearsal Dinner venue, pick up my suit, meet parents and help finalize whatever we can. I suspect we will also eat.