Well, lots of things have been going on since my last post. One of my favorite new things is the RiverView Park on the Shreveport riverfront. The park has a patterned array of fountains that spray like pixies dancing across the concrete. My granddaughter was in town a few weeks ago and we went to the park every day. She loved playing in the fountains -- alternately dodging the spray and trying to catch them as they rose from the ground! You can see a photo of her in the fountains in the Shreveport-Bossier Tourist Talk newsletter. As you can see, at night, the fountains are lighted and it's so pretty! There's great music on loudspeakers, and there was always a good crowd of people there -- families with kids, couples strolling along the riverfront, and moms with baby strollers. One night, we went down there with a group of friends and took a big tray of fried catfish and french fries -- good food, good friends and good weather -- it was an awesome night.
We've also got a new restaurant in town -- Brother's Seafood. It's in the Red River District across from Wet Willie's and The Funny Bone. The owner, Orlando Chapman, is descended from the owners of the legendary Freeman & Harris Cafe and the Pete Harris Cafe, where all the movers and shakers in Shreveport meet to make deals and do business. It's within walking distance of my office, so I'm looking forward to trying it out. I'll let y'all know once I've had a chance to taste the food, but I'm certain it will be fabulous! I got to meet Orlando recently at a breakfast I attended, and he's very enthusiastic about the new place.
Well, that's about all I've got time for right now. I'll try to post more frequently in the future and keep y'all updated on what's going on here.