Saturday, October 25, 2008

Good trip

Just got in from visiting Preacherman out in Louisiana.

You know, I don't really associate Texas with pine trees -- nor Louisiana either -- but I-20 east of the Metroplex and I-49 south of Shreveport sure cured me of that misconception.

Beautiful, beautiful scenery.

Xavier and AD showed up -- and the story-telling got started.

Mildly interrupted by a fantastic seafood meal, followed by a digestif of South African spirits -- and then the tale-spinning, opining and debating
really took off.

Ladies and gentlemen, if you ever have the chance to sit down and chew the fat with Peter, AD and Xavier, I suggest that you jump at the chance -- a more polite, knowledgeable, funny, courteous and all-around decent set of gentlemen would be difficult to find.

A good time, in good company -- I should do this more often.



Anonymous said...

You all need to come up to the Monthly Indy Blog meet. You all have a place to stay with a full bar and good food. Then we can hear the stories

Old NFO said...

Glad y'all had fun! A little advanced notice, and I'm sure a few more would 'drop in'. :-)

Interesting that the word verify is comas... How much SA spirits did you say y'all consumed???

Anonymous said...


That section is called the Piney Woods. Here is a link:


Anonymous said...

Just so you know, Bodcau State park to the north-east of Bossier has a very nice public shooting range. Free eyes, ears, and targets. No shooting fee. Just bring guns and ammo. There is a Range officer on site, so if someone gets stupid you can call 'em on it and get them evicted.

Eric said...

AD visits Dallas, LD goes to La. Both pass right by my house and neither of them wave. Hmph!

Seriously, Im off I-20, about a mile, after you get east of Dallas. My wife likes to feed people. Heck, we have 3 racks of pork ribs just waiting for company.

Arcadia Iris said...

Having lived in Southeast Texas all my life, I can't associate anything other than pine trees with Texas. When I've headed west in the past I ended up asking a lot of, "What happened to all the trees?"

HollyB said...

What a delightful group of gentlemen and GREAT storytellers!

I've been in the company of 3 of the 4 fellas mentioned and I heartily echo your sentiments.

My word verification is "coutet". Seems appropriate since I'm becoming a "cout-ette" *G*