Just Dinner

Dad dropped me off at the west bank office this morning. I worked from about 11 to four this afternoon. Doc finally got (almost) caught up on the back log there. He dropped me off at the Algiers ferry landing as I’d agreed to meet Bianca there this afternoon so we could go have dinner. She arrived there sometime before five. A boat departed not long after she arrived. We spoke briefly with a guy who owned a tug boat that he pointed out to us which was in the dry dock adjacent to the ferry landing. He’s a local but he mostly talked about the many different places his work takes him to. Bianca and I first went to the gem and lapidary shop in the quarter that we’ve been to several times before. We both browsed the store for a good while. I have yet to buy anything from the place as I’m not a jewelry nor a knick-knack person. Bianca bought something though. After we left there we walked to Canal Street and went to the Palace Caf for dinner. I went there once for my 21st birthday and was impressed. I wasn’t entirely sure we could get in with casual attire but it didn’t appear to be a problem. I ordered the andouille crusted fish and Bianca got a rib-eye steak. Both were excellent. My dish didn’t look like much food at first glance but it the portion was perfectly sized. After dinner, Bianca wanted to visit some shops in the quarter. We walked down Royal Street but almost everything was closed as we walked around after six. We walked all the way across the quarter to Frenchman Street. I was curious if anything was going on there this early. There wasn’t. We stopped in d.b.a. for a drink. We weren’t there too long. Bianca was tired and wanted to be back at a decent hour. After we left the bar we started walking down Decatur until we found a cab and then went home.

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