As luck would have it, my brother held on to his Baton Rouge apartment for a few extra days, so Alex and I borrowed a second air mattress (ours is twin-sized) and camped out on the floor of the apartment for the weekend. Austin had tickets to all the games through his LSU student ticketing program, which meant he spent the entire weekend at the park and we had quite a bit more wiggle room in our schedule. Throw in monsoon-like rains, and we were primed for several nights of after-midnight baseball. It was crazy/exciting/awesome.
Friday night, we ended up killing time with beer, food, and a visit from my friend Dawn at Walk-On's (rated #1 Sports Bar in America - check it out!) near the stadium. Our game didn't start until 9:15 p.m., and we were in it for the long haul!
Saturday, we met my birthday twin, Kim (college friend turned internship roommate who now lives in Boise, ID), and her husband and 18 month old daughter for lunch at Mellow Mushroom. I hadn't seen the Peters Family since our wedding 2.5 years ago, and Alex had never really gotten to know them outside of the very first time he met them (in New Orleans exactly 1 year to the day before we were married). I also enjoyed meeting little Eliana for the first time.
With rain on the horizon, Alex and I killed more time by walking around the Mall of Louisiana and resisting the urge to shop too hard. We did come across these adorable Louisiana-themed tees at a little boutique.
|This one is my favorite - I used to use the word "envie" in a sentence almost daily. :)|
|No, I didn't color my hair recently...not quite sure where the "goth" look comes from.|
...And if you haven't totally fallen in love with Louisiana by now, I might be worried about you. ;)