Made it to Baton Rouge late this morning. I am staying the night here on College Road close to the LSU campus. I thought perhaps this was a rare 2-story Wal-Mart, but, no – it just has an exceedingly high ceiling.
Baton Rouge is special town for me. John & I lived here for 4 years from 1985 – 1989. We really loved it here and have returned as visitors several times since then. We had good times, good friends, and really good food. It took a long time after we moved away from here before our taste buds became re-accustomed to the usual fare. Everything tasted so dull!Speaking of which. I don’t know if other RVers are like me and always on the lookout for condiments. I scored big today and got these creole seasoning packets. Only in Louisiana!
I drove around our old neighborhood, where we had our first house, with its pretty lawns and even larger oaks now. It was sadly nostalgic, probably because all that was so long ago. I thought about how much life has changed since then and all the people we’ve lost - the 2-leggers and the 4-leggers. I really wished John was with me.Stopped at Brewbacher’s for a late lunch and the customary oyster po-boy, an old favorite.
It was mediocre. The bread was dry, there wasn’t enough dressing, and the oysters weren’t seasoned well. The po-boy, fries, and tea came to $15.48!Earlier in the day, I had to stop here in Gonzales, LA.
We just don’t have these in my little hometown. With 165,000 sq. ft. of retail space, a restaurant, a wildlife museum, nature trail, lake, and aquarium, there was plenty to see and do. Free! Can you believe I walked out of there without buying anything?
|Sorry so blurry but, as I discovered today, when a Large-Mouth Bass comes straight for you, there's not much reaction time.|
|Note the Mardi Gras beads.|
In other news, I had my first faculty meeting tonight. An online meeting is infinitely better than the face-to-face version. I think I’m going to like this distance-teaching gig!
Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!