A lot of years ago, Harold and I planned our first trip together. It was more than just a romantic trip away. It was the very first time we ever met each other in real life. As I looked through the cities we could meet in, one city jumped to the top. New Orleans, city […]
I didn’t really know much about Baton Rouge other than the Janis Joplin song “Me and Bobby McGee” and I love the name. Translated from French, it’s not nearly as romantic sounding, nor is the history of the name. “Red Stick” refers to the blood-drenched poles that were used to hang bear heads and fish […]
At the start of the year, I vowed to give up straws, for the ocean. It’s easy at home – we don’t go out for meals much, and when we do, I rarely order soft drinks, and if I do, I quickly say “no straw!” They never give you a straw for water. In California, […]
Welcome to Louisiana! Woman on the phone with a strong Cajun accent asks for my last name … Me: Wright with a double-U. Her: Spell that for me? Me: W-R-I-G-H-T Her: Ohh I didn’t understand you. You have a different accent. Me: *laughing* I’m Canadian. Her: Oh and I’m a French Cajun girl!