Holly, Becky and I started out our adventures with shopping in Slidell, Louisiana. Lots of shopping to be had there, with a wonderful lunch at Olive Garden, one of my faves. Hobby Lobby should really be called Hobby Heaven!...and you all should really try the Ember reed diffusers from Pier One…a fantastic scent…love it!
After a long day we ended with popcorn and a movie, Bride Wars, a total chick-flick of a movie, which was rather slow running and boring at times, but we were entertained non the less.
We ended our day watching the movie
Nights in Rodanthe….with Richard Gere….need I say more?
Sunday, the Lord’s beautiful day, landed us with a trip to Venice for a Coast Guard boat trip. My son-n-law, Richard and a CG team took us out in one of the boats for a Mississippi River ride down to the Gulf of Mexico….exciting fun on a hot Louisiana day in the south. We boarded the boat, donning our survival gear which is regulation. Thank heaven the boat was air conditioned!
Speaking of this survival vest…..it includes many pockets and is NOT pre-inflated. Note in the picture above. The “rip cord” is what you pull when you go over board. IF it fails you then go for the manual mouth piece and blow it up yourself….lungs permitting! IF you are rendered unconscious…..…well I give up! But you should always feel at peace knowing you have a knife in one of the pouches…I assume it is to fight off the alligators while you are attempting to inflate the PFD (personal floatation device). More comfort in the other pockets includes flares….Next you should feel even more comfort in knowing that there is a locator device. IF the knife fails to render results with the alligator….the Coast Guard will be able to locate the alligator that swallowed you whole! So be confident in knowing that they will find you and retrieve you from the waters of the Mississippi!
Really on a serious note the US Coast Guard are top notch at what they do to monitor our water ways and in their unique rescue efforts during deadly gulf storms. They are wonderful at their job and have saved many people.
After a thrilling ride over waves and big boat wake, with Holly demanding “more, more and go faster, faster”….she’s like a kid, so daring; we arrived safely back to port without having had to experience the use of the PDF.
Thank you Lord!
Blas, CG team member
Jacki and Ryan
Today is their 2nd wedding anniversary.
Now you know you are in south Louisiana when you get back
to your car and find it like this……………………
Having spent the day with Richard doing his job was an interesting experience, plus Holly was thrilled to see him and spent time on his turf. We returned back to Belle Chasse after stopping to pick up 13 pounds of fresh jumbo shrimp, straight off the shrimp boats *stinky smell* for only $3.00 a pound! Can’t wait to grill them up!
So Funny! Laugh a little! Love lots!
Enjoy your family!
PS….I did miss you Jackie!