Friday, June 27, 2008





Dan and I have been in Alexandria Louisiana for the past week. It doesn't have yellow water like Monroe, so we can't complain! We have been working, relaxing, and playing plenty of Monopoly! It is our new favorite game. To be honest I don't think I ever really played the game before two months ago. We bought the game here for $10 dollars and we have probably played 20 to 30 times! Emily Elton, the other reviewer that was with us until this week, played too and she definitely saw the competitive/mean side of Dan and I! I won most of the time, so I really got into the game. We usually make up new rules every time we play, just to keep it exciting. We have now converted the Monopoly board into Sorry, which will work great because our friend Emily went to Texas to start her dietetic internship, so it is just Dan and I from now on!
Before we came to Alexandria we stayed in the little town of Natchitoches for a couple of days. It is the oldest permanent settlement in the whole Louisiana purchase. It had a really cute historic downtown with French style buildings and tons of old homes that have been turned into Bed and Breakfasts. My favorite one was the "Steel Magnolias" bed and breakfast. It is where the movie Steel Magnolias was filmed. I was so excited to see the house because that is one of my favorite movies! We also had some cajun fried meat pies while we were there.
We are excited to be heading to New Orleans next week for the fourth of July! It should be pretty interesting to see the city, even though I've heard it can be a scary place. We will stay in New Orleans for a week and then head to Atlanta Georgia for a week. After that, we will go to Philadelphia for the rest of the summer!

3 comments:

Ashley Wray said...

Wow, it really sounds like you've gotten in Monopoly! What a cute bed and breakfast! I haven't seen that movie in awhile, I forgot how beautiful that house is! Looks like you're having fun and seeing all the sights!

Chels and Cody said...

That house is so cool! Did you get to go inside? O, and YOU? changing the rules to a game?! That sounds so unlike you! haha!

Em and Bart said...

Wow that is so awesome! What a cute bed and breakfast, it looks so green and pretty there. And you look very cute! Too bad you guys don't live close Bart always wants to play Monopoly and I hate it so you guys could play with him!