Monday, November 03, 2008

Life is good . . .

We arrived at Cousin Gary’s last Friday and have been visiting and sightseeing since then. Gary and wife Jo enjoy showing us around Baton Rouge and we certainly have not been disappointed.

Friday evening we went into Baton Rouge for “Alive at 5” which is downtown in front of the “old” and very unique capital building. There were lots of people milling around and a live band which was quite good. We walked around and across the downtown streets on an elevated walkway right down to the Mississippi River and looked around. Across from us on the west side of the river was the Port of Baton Rouge. Right next to our observation platform was docked the USS Kidd, which we think is a destroyer. It is open for tours, but not at the time we were there. It was a very enjoyable walk not even cool enough to warrant a jacket. Lovely weather.

After we left there, we drove to “Camille’s” for a seafood supper which was very tasty. I got the grilled shrimp salad and Terry got the shrimp augratin. Both delicious. Jo and Gary really know great places to eat.

Saturday was spent visiting the new Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World and a few other places before stopping for lunch. We then headed home and that evening Chris and Cody, Gary and Jo’s son and grandson came to spend the night after deer hunting. Yesterday afternoon we went down to Sam’s Club to get a few things we needed.

Last evening Gary and Jo put on a wonderful fish fry. We had fried and blackened grilled fish, french fries, cole slaw, tossed salad, corn casserole, Texas toast, chocolate cake and ice cream. Wow what a feast! Jo invited a lot of relatives to come in and we had a really great time visiting with the family and seeing little Bodie again. He is Jo's daughter's first child and he is a cutie pie.

Today Jo had to go to work and the guys had some “guy” places to go. I elected to stay here and do some laundry. We are headed to Leeville, Louisiana, tomorrow to do some fishing with Captain Gary. Our son, Brandon, is driving over today from Florida, and is going to go with us as well. He has wanted to go for a long time and Gary didn’t have any charters this week. The fishing is really good right now and we are hoping to stock our freezer.

Till next time. . .

Dale

2 comments:

Shirley said...

I'm jealous!!! Still have not been able to see the new camp, trip to Zachary or anything. Scared of the after effects if we take Mom. Enjoy enough for us.
Love ya,
Shirley

Dale said...

Hey, Girl,

We are having fun. Fished today in the marsh and got a lot of small white trout and some bigger drum. We had fish for supper. Really good!

Dale