Just had to share some pics and notes from our Saturday night: for the first time since Georgia P was born, we spent a night away from the girls and attended Tracie P’s twentieth high school reunion.
That’s Tracie in the photo above, far left.
She grew up in Orange, Texas, attending West Orange-Stark High School. But the event was held at L’Auberge Casino in Lake Charles, Louisiana, about forty minutes east of Orange by car from her hometown.
It was super fun…
It was hard to tear ourselves away from the girls. But, man, we needed some alone time. They stayed over night at nanna and bawbaw’s in Orange.
I surprised Tra with a chilled bottle of Henriot Blanc de Blanc, the wine we drank on our outbound flight on our honeymoon. As Tra likes to say, “we never leave home without it.”
We spent the day in the pool with Tra’s classmates. Everyone was so nice and it was sweet to hear the many OMG! It’s so great to see you’s!
It was so wonderful to see Tra enjoying her classmates and catching up. If you look carefully, you can see her to the right in the class photo. She is so beautiful and I love her so much.
Louisiana is one of our country’s food meccas. But because it is a Catholic state, most of the top places are closed on Sunday.
But not Steamboat Bill’s on I-10. We were worried that it might be too commercial but when we arrived, we discovered that it is the real deal. The food was great: étouffée, gumbo, rice and beans, and a shrimp po boy for me. Highly recommended…
When I was in high school, I could only dream about talking to a pretty girl like Tracie P. But, hey, you know what? Even schlubs get lucky sometimes…