Monday, December 30, 2013

Sunday in Lafayette . . .


After bidding farewell to my new friend, Rick from North Carolina, who's heading west into Texas, and all the activities with this lively group at Betty's RV Park I felt an urge to do some shopping therapy in Lafayette - about 20 miles northeast.  Now, mind you, I'm also working diligently on my new Budget program in order to have it ready for lift-off Wednesday morning, so the term 'shopping therapy' has morfed into much-modified verbiage.  

So, after morning 'chores' like coffee and reading blogs, walking Lacy, reading a little more of my new novel and my personal 'toilette' that includes a daily shower (now that I can indulge in that each day with the sewer hook up), I jumped in Petunia and headed all the way(!) to Lafayette, a city of about 123,000, just a hop, skip and a jump from Abbeville.  The first item on the to-do list was to try a restaurant I'd noticed there last week, Cheddars.  I wasn't familiar with what I assume is a chain restaurant.


University of Louisiana, Lafayette,  Ragin' Cajuns 


The Sunday morning brunch crowd had come and gone so I was immediately seated in a nice booth where I could 'people-watch,' one of my favorite pastimes.  Since it was almost noon, I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich, coleslaw (I've loved all the Cajun specialities but had a hankering for what I call plain food) and a coke - I'm not a soft drink person, so the coke was a once a month or so treat.

While enjoying the lunch and the view I decided to head to The Grand theater complex a couple of blocks away, to take in Leonardo Dicaprio's new movie, "The Wolf of Wall Street," the fairly accurately retold story of Jordan Belfort,





the infamous unethical, disreputable, unscrupulous Wall Street trader of the late 20th century.  It's a long movie - 2 hours and 58 minutes - with more use of one particular four letter word than I've ever heard in one film.  I did a little research on the real Mr. Belfort, whose autobiography and screenplay, with Martin Scorsese's direction and Dicaprio's lead make an interesting, albeit dark, portrayal of the man's career.

That took up lots of afternoon, which in turn helped moderate my 'retain therapy' session.  After sitting for 3 hours I ventured into the Acadiana Mall where I purchased a pair of Levi's and a couple of tees; then headed home to rescue my family from the inevitable day of sleep in Floribunda.


Louisiana sunset taken from Petunia heading back to Floribunda in Louisiana Bayou country.  What's a bayou, you ask:
Bayou

6 comments:

  1. Wives discover it wonderful to buy just for beautiful training pants and additionally cartier replica. Individuals think making use of a reasonably and additionally beautiful bustier describes most of the womanhood irrelevant of ways buried all the training pants is normally. At this point, this isn't close to all the sexiness which usually lover look into the moment buying bustier. It is approximately consolation. Wives don’t feel at ease cartier replica sale low quality and additionally difficult loving dresses. For the reason that all the training pants certainly is the closest apparel to skin area so it's valuable of the fact that beautiful bustier won't only come to be beautiful as well as will likely make over feel at ease. Beautiful hublot replica sale may make over sense you are a really lover and additionally superior quality beautiful bustier may make over look and feel lovely and additionally snug. Bustier doesn't possess that should be likewise short-term none likewise small to medium sized that should be categorised like beautiful bustier. It's always to the type and therefore the trend which the individual check beautiful which usually situations. A hard nightgown would be thought of as beautiful bustier by having a type which usually consist of superior quality cloth fabric, woven rolex replica sale shoelace and additionally corresponds the ladies appearance. To explain, a fabulous nightgown 's still beautiful bustier in the face of simply being huge resulting from ways it's always engineered and additionally how lover is visually the moment making use of all the wedding ensemble. Large equally situations. All the white chemise omega replica uk a fabulous ruffle relating to the neckline drops off from waistline and additionally corresponds befitting a fabulous missy proportions is mostly a beautiful bustier.

    ReplyDelete