Pictures and Shopping

I ‘chaperoned’ a photo shoot with Bianca and Dorcas. We met the photographer, Leonard Gray, at Keller Homeplace plantation in Hahnville sometime before 11. We were something like 45 minutes late because the girls had trouble printing out a map to the place. I’ve driven down the River Road myself before but I don’t recall ever seeing this particular plantation before. It was rather hot outside, but we managed. The guy took pictures for a couple hours. He shot the girls in a couple different outfits around the house and immediate surrounding area, including a barn in the back, which I’m told was built for the filming of the 1990 film, Convicts. I had my digicam with me and took some pictures of pictures being taken. They finally finished after one. After stopping at a gas station for water, we went to the Olive Garden in Metairie for lunch afterward. I don’t think I’ve been to one since living on Colorado. I had a plate with lasagna, alfredo pasta and some sort of breaded chicken. The picture in the menu made the dish look like a little sampler plate but it was pretty imposing and I barely ate half of it of course the salad, breadsticks and spinach and artichoke dip may have had something to do with it. After lunch, we decided to walk around the Esplanade mall for a little while. The restaurant is in the mall parking lot. As far as I know, I’ve never been to the Esplanade, although I’ve heard more than my share of the annoying radio commercials. We were there for a good while, I’m not gonna bother detailing it much. Our browsing was interrupted for a good while when we left the mall to pick up a couple of Dorcas’s friends that were at Winn Dixie. The store wasn’t far, but it took a while for us to retrieve them as we first went to the wrong grocery store, another nearby Winn Dixie. Anyway we eventually got them, it was shortly before five o’clock, and took them back to the mall with up. With that out of the way we got back to what we were doing. Evan joined us not terribly long after our little trip and we stopped at the food court. I got some cookies and a milk shake. We walked around for a little while longer before leaving. Before I got home Dorcas went to pick up Juan, which took a good while. I got home sometime around eight.

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