I’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic this week. July 1 marks the third year anniversary of my move to Louisiana. In some ways it feels more like 10 years, and, in other ways, it feels more like 6 months. All I have to do is look at Ashok’s face in my blogs during that time to see how much she has grayed in the three years we have been here. And my hair has grown from super, super short to wild and curly. And much more has changed for both of us beneath the surface.
I thought I would re-post some of the blogs I wrote that first Fourth of July in Louisiana. I had the best of times with my old college buddies on the Amite River near Liberty MS. I called it my Redneck Immersion Experience, and I have to say it’s still one of the best trips I’ve ever taken. Most of those folks I had not seen in a very long time, and I’ve gotten to spend extended time with each of them since I’ve been down. They are salt of the earth as the saying goes, and they have been there for me every step of the way. I may not have seen them frequently, but they have always been there pulling for me as I’ve somewhat stumbled adjusting to my home state.
So, sit back and read about the start of my adventure – this time knowing how it all will turn out.