Sunday, March 6, 2011

Louisiana Weekend - Part 1

Our friends, Matt and Stephanie, invited us to spend the weekend in Louisiana with Steph's family for Mardi Gras! We rolled in to Louisiana on Friday afternoon and had dinner at Kevin's, some yummy seafood! After dinner we got "dessert" at a drive-thru daiquiri bar. Can I just say how weird it is to get an alcoholic beverage at a drive-thru???After a long day of traveling we turned in pretty early so we could get up early Saturday for some sight-seeing. Stephanie's parents live in a small area, St. Amant, which is an outskirt of Baton Rouge. Since this was my first trip to the area, Stephanie took us around Baton Rouge and the campus of LSU.

LSU's campus is neat because of the huge trees that branch out really low to the ground. Somehow, I forgot to get a picture of the trees. However, I did catch a pic of Tiger Stadium.

After going around LSU's campus, we headed to downtown Baton Rouge. There are some beautiful old buildings with LOTS of history. This is the old governor's mansion.

This is the new state capitol building, which I thought was really neat. It is so different looking than other state capitols that I have seen.
This is the old state capitol building that has been refurbished and now houses a gift shop and other things. Doesn't it look like a castle?

After sightseeing, we headed to Rocco's for po'boys. Rob got these red beans and rice and I got the shrimp po'boy. YUMMY!

After lunch we did a little shopping. Saturday night we ate dinner with Stephanie's parents and had a FEAST! I was so busy eating, I didn't take any pictures!! Dobbins, Steph's dad, is the BEST cook...he grilled deer sausage, deer backstrap, and steaks! I can't even tell you how great this meatfest was! Mary Lou, Stephanie's mom, made all the sides...potatoes, Watergate salad, broccoli salad, squash/shrimp casserole, among other things! You guys should be SO jealous!
Stay tuned for Part 2 - Mardi Gras