Ok, not our graduation day but my brother’s graduation.
Davide, Galileo, and I went to Louisiana recently to visit family and to attend my brother’s graduation from LSU Law School. His graduation has been years in the making so we wouldn’t have missed this for the world.
Galileo wasn’t exactly thrilled that we were forcing him to ride in Hostility Class, so he kept sneaking under the bulkhead into 1st. Thanks little man…
In typical southern tradition, we arrived to a bountiful feast of delicious fried chicken, cornbread, watermelon and corn salad, plenty of homemade desserts and – of course – Mint Juleps!
Look, there nothing on this earth is better than sipping an ice-cold Mint Julep from a pewter cup on a hot summer day in Louisiana. Follow that with some fried chicken and, sweet jesus! It’s so good it’ll make you want to slap yo mamma!
Graduation day at last! I can’t begin to express how proud I am of my brother. He has worked harder than anyone I know in getting this degree and no one I know deserves it more. ❤️
Ok, back to the food!
For his graduation lunch, our family had the most amazing meal at Juban’s. The crab cakes… my goodness the crab cakes… And the Hallelujah Crab! Again, so good it’ll make you wanna slap yo mamma… The pictures speak for themselves.
After wishing my brother well and saying goodbye, we piled in the car for a 2.5 hour ride north to Monroe. It’s a long story but Davide and Galileo were able to spend the night in their first double-wide manufactured home! Wait, or are they “modular homes?” Hmm… Either way, it was a pleasant experience!
** My parents are transitioning homes so the DW, as they call it, is temporary. 😉
Out on the bayou that evening, Davide, Galileo, and I rode around with friends and family. It was hotter than satan’s taint but the breeze and chilled wine helped tremendously.
The next morning we woke up and trekked all the way across town to West Monroe, home of the Duck Dynasty clan, and had breakfast at Latin Food Restaurant. While the name of the restaurant lacks creativity, the food on the other hand was outstanding! I’m not surprised it’s the #1 TripAdvisor rated restaurant in West Monroe.
A few hours and 5 pounds each of Louisiana fatness later, we found ourselves at the Monroe Regional Airport ready to fly home.
Just a quick shout-out to United Airlines for allowing us to fly so effortlessly with Galileo. Everyone is always so welcoming and accommodating. We are grateful to be able to travel with him!