Jan 172016

Thank you to everyone who sent us congratulatory anniversary e-mails, and posted Facebook comments or comments here on the blog yesterday. You all make us feel very special and very much loved.

We woke up to pouring rain yesterday which continued well into the afternoon, accompanied by thunder and the occasional flash of lightning. We had planned to go back into Katy for dinner at Little V Vietnamese Bistro, the same place we had dinner Friday night. Yes, it’s that good. I know if we lived anywhere nearby I’d probably eat there two or three nights a week. With all of the rain I wasn’t sure we’d make the trip, but by about 3 PM the storm had moved out of the area and the sky had turned blue.

Greg and Jan came over for a while so Greg could help me with a couple of technical issues on my computers and we shared a fresh-baked pecan pie that Miss Terry had made. It was the best pie I’ve ever had my life, hands down. I know Greg and Jan enjoyed it just as much as I did.

Pecan pie

We left a little after 4 PM to go to dinner. Greg’s daughter Brandi, her husband Lowell, their son Landon, and Lowell’s sister Sherry met us at the restaurant. Here’s a picture of our dinner group, minus five year old Landon, who was hiding under the table. From the left are yours truly, Miss Terry, Jan, Sherry, Brandi, Lowell, and Greg. I don’t know who the man in the black shirt in the background is, he was at a different table.

Anniversary dinner small

This little Vietnamese restaurant is very popular for good reason. The food is awesome, and the owner is a delightful young woman who has never met a stranger and who goes out of her way to great each and every customer personally and to thank them for coming.

Little V

Because of my onion allergy, on our previous visit she made me a special dinner of thinly sliced grilled beef over vermicelli with sauce. I said then that it was ten times past delicious, and every time we go back I have the same thing. Delicious spoons full of Crème brûlée were the perfect way to end a perfect meal.


When we left the restaurant we made a quick stop at a Lowe’s to purchase a replacement filtered water spigot, and then made the 40+ mile trip back here to the Colorado River Thousand Trails preserve.

Our three days here with Greg and Jan have been a lot of fun but today we are going our separate ways. They are headed for the Lake Conroe Thousand Trails preserve, north of Houston, while Terry and I are headed east into Cajun country. We plan to stop in Breaux Bridge for the night and have dinner at an excellent Cajun restaurant Greg has been telling us about for years.

Then on Monday we will continue across Louisiana and somewhere into Mississippi. By Tuesday we will be in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where we plan to spend a week or so visiting with my son Travis and his wife Geli. We are really looking forward to seeing them again.

Today is your last chance to enter our latest Free Drawing yet. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Crazy Days in Big Lake, the third book in my Big Lake mystery series, which one reviewer described as “Mayberry meets Twin Peaks.” To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn this evening.

Thought For The Day Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in.

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  4 Responses to “Headed To Cajun Country”

  1. Hope you had a GREAT anniversary … it’s nice to know there really is true love in the world!! Surely you will get out of bad weather SOMEWHERE on the way to Florida!! Have a safe trip ……

  2. Oh my, that pecan pie that Miss Terry baked sure did look mighty fine! I look forward to reading your daily blog. Safe travels!

  3. I know you have probably already seen the news that a bad storm came across Florida so be careful in your travels. Been traveling with you for many years reading your blog so keep up the good work.

  4. Check out the Macque Choux (probably not spelled correctly) in Breaux Bridge. It’s one of the best Cajun dishes we’ve ever had.

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