Acclimitazation

Something has actually changed.  After four years in New Orleans, I am hating the summers less.  A small miracle! I’ve slowed down a lot.  I’m wearing cotton and linen more.  I bought rain boots.  I structure my days around the air conditioning during those scorching, mid-afternoon hours. Maybe I’ve adjusted my expectations a bit, too. …

Tourist Courts and Amusing my Mother-in-Law

92 years old and going strong, my mother-in-law is a Texan through and through.  She has rolled with the punches remarkably well over the years, and it’s easy to mistake her for decades younger than her actual age.  Her enviable ability to let things go is, I think, one of the secrets to her longevity….

Lubbers

On Father’s Day, we decided to try Middendorf’s, a legendary seafood restaurant situated about 45 minutes northwest of New Orleans, perched overlooking the water between Lake Maurepas and Lake Ponchartrain.  Already ravenous, we opted out of the 1 1/2-hour wait, thinking we’d just mosey along to Frenier Landing, a place overlooking Lake Ponchartrain that we’d enjoyed…