Tuesday, June 2, 2009 – LA Summer Reading Tour, Catahoula Parish Libraries


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Dianne, Camrynn & Eliana in front of Mammy's Cupboard Restaurant in Natchez, MS

Dianne, Camrynn & Eliana in front of Mammy's Cupboard Restaurant in Natchez, MS

Friends:

This week began my summer reading tour in the libraries across Louisiana. This is my 13th year promoting summer reading and I love it. I love seeing my old friends (Hi Ms. Lou, Jackie & Ms. Jean) and making new friends!

This year, Eliana, my 8-going-on-9 year old daughter (June 15), is traveling with me. It’s her fourth year on the road! In addition, we will be bringing along some special guests. This week, my 10 year old niece, Camrynn, is traveling with us.

On our way to Catahoula Parish (Jonesville, Harrisonburg & Sicily Island, Louisiana), we stopped to take a really cool picture (above). Mammy’s Cupboard is actually a restaurant in Natchez, Mississippi. It is only open from 11am to 2pm so we missed eating there. Eliana and I have eaten there before and the food is delicious. Their specialty cobblers and pies are to drool for!!

Our first summer reading program was in Sicily Island. I am performing “Fairytale Fever” this summer. I had a blast with the children – we had such a nice crowd. They giggled, laughed and had a grand time.

6-2-09 Sicily Island Library - Dianne, Camrynn and friends performing "How Funky Is Your Chicken"

6-2-09 Sicily Island Library - Dianne, Camrynn and friends performing "How Funky Is Your Chicken"

The next picture is of Ms. Jean with Ella, a beautiful baby who always has her mouth full (and our hands full!).

6-2-09 Ella, Books are for reading, not for eating! Yes, she's munching on The Cajun Cornbread Boy. He must be tasty!

6-2-09 Ella, Books are for reading, not for eating! Yes, she's munching on The Cajun Cornbread Boy. He must be tasty!

Eliana and Camrynn did such a great job helping me set up and break down. In fact, they did all the break down by themselves! What teamwork! So they were rewarded with fun in the sun at the hotel pool. 🙂

6-2-09 Mermaids Camrynn & Eliana posing at the pool!

6-2-09 Mermaids Camrynn & Eliana posing at the pool!

It was a fun day. We look forward to tomorrow – Harrisonburg & Jonesville, here we come!

Until next time…

Warmly, Dianne