Saturday afternoon we were back at Rebecca & Raymond’s & spent all of the next week with more medical & dental appointments. During the week our son Joe came by & said he wanted to have a get together at Rebecca & Raymond’s for him & his buds on Saturday, 15JAN. It must be nice to have relatives to take care of your “party” planning?
Anyway, it was great weather & great time was had with the foster kids at the park play structure, blowing bubbles, etc. Rebecca broke out the horseshoe set & immediately the arguments started over the rules. Unfortunately Dan was tied to the BBQ or he would have whooped them all! Joe’s friends Matt & Victoria brought their son Ewan along & he soon became both the girls’ best friend. They also brought a large inflatable ball that you stuff a kid into & then roll them around until they get sick (just kidding). Thankfully Dan has a heavy duty compressor in the RV, or we would still be inflating the thing! The kids thought it was great; & eventually the big kids had to try it out! It was a great day with good food, good friends & no bones were broken!
The rest of the month was spent taking care of medical appointments, baby sitting the foster kids, & resolving a family emergency. We did find time to run into New Orleans for half a day. While there we treated ourselves to lunch at Casamento’s Oyster Restaurant. Casamentos is a small neighborhood place that has been in business for 90 years & focuses primarily on oysters. Almost the entire interior of the restaurant (except the ceiling) is covered in beautiful imported Italian tile. They make their own bread; so instead of an oyster poboy, you order an oyster loaf. Dan went with the gumbo & a trout loaf, Corrie went with the oyster loaf. Although primarily an oyster place with a limited menu, they are also known for their spaghetti & meatballs. Be warned though, they are closed during most of the summer! Something about months without “R”s?