Through the years we’ve maintained a friendship with a couple families from our pre-kids days. We originally met at church and before two of the couples moved away to other locations, we took a cruise ship tour down to the Caribbean. While our friends were here this week, we found the video of that cruise. Not only were we astonished by our youth, but we also were amazed that 15 years had passed since then. It was so much fun to watch young versions of us. Since then we’ve only missed one year where we didn’t get together at least once.
This year we met in Baton Rouge and spent the better part of last week eating and having fun together. We tried to go to all of the “old hits” for meals including: T.J. Ribs, DeAngelo’s, Arzi’s and a memorable visit to Popeyes. We spent a couple half days at the water park and one evening on an airboat tour.
Most of the pictures below are from that awesome tour. The guide was a lot of fun and made the trip even more exciting by catching a few swamp animals. He caught a bullfrog and two alligators that he shared with the group. I don’t know that I’ve heard Connie scream so much in two hours. The kids all enjoyed the trip and fortunately no one was so scared that they wanted to go back to shore. The more bold ones would step up to hold, touch or just view the animals where a couple would just move back to a safe distance. It was an evening tour and so we spent about an hour while it was light out and a little less than an hour in the dark.
We had a grand time this past week with our friends. I’m always amazed at how quickly we pick up from where we left off last time. The kids got along great and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Definitely looking forward to next year.