Summer Reading Travels – Morgan City Public Library, Thursday, July 2, 2009


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7-2-09 The Spirit of Morgan City Boat

7-2-09 The Spirit of Morgan City Boat that welcomes visitors to the city

Friends:

On Thursday, I performed at the Morgan City Public Library. My show wasn’t until 2pm and there was so much to take care of beforehand. Because of the previous day’s breakdown, I had to get my car towed to my auto repair place in Harvey (about 90 miles away). Here are the girls in front of the tow truck.

7-2-09 Ashlynn & Eliana in front of 2nd tow truck

7-2-09 Ashlynn & Eliana in front of 2nd tow truck, towing car from my hotel parking lot

Then I had to arrange for a rental car. Fortunately, I have a AAA premier membership, which entitled me to a complimentary one day car rental. Enterprise was located in Berwick, just before Morgan City and the girls there were so nice! Thank you so much, Hope and Wendy!!

7-2-09 Hope and Wendy at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Berwick, LA

7-2-09 Hope and Wendy at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Berwick, LA

After getting all of that straightened out, the girls and I headed to the Latin Corner, an awesome Cuban Restaurant in downtown Morgan City. The Cuban Sandwiches are to die for!!

7-1-09 Eliana and her Cuban Sandwich crumbs

7-1-09 Eliana and her Cuban Sandwich crumbs

Our show at the library was so much fun. I had friends attend! Thank you to Faye Hanson (my friend and fellow storyteller from Arkansas) and her family for coming. Thank you also to Ms. Dolores Henderson (my friend and fellow storyteller from Morgan City) and her cousin, Tiffany, for coming too!

7-2-09 Showing The Cajun Cornbread Boy book to the audience

7-2-09 Showing The Cajun Cornbread Boy book to the audience

I had so much fun at the library. Thank you so much to Ethel and the staff of the Morgan City Public Library for making us so welcome. And thank you to Wesley, Ethel’s son, for helping us unload and set up. The people of South Louisiana are so wonderful! I am sorry I missed Lisa Mayon, the director of the Library. She was unable to be at the library but someone from the Library Commission welcomed me when I arrived! Now that’s hospitality for you…

Here’s a picture of all the (grown-up) storytellers…

7-2-09 Dolores Henderson, Dianne de Las Casas, Faye Hanson, Christopher, Dave, Brenna & Alexa

7-2-09 Dolores Henderson, Dianne de Las Casas, Faye Hanson, Christopher, Dave, Brenna & Alexa

Upon the recommendation of the library staff, the girls and I headed for The Dugout after the show, a snowball stand on Onstead St., next to a ballpark. Yes, we love sno balls!

7-2-09 Ashlynn & Eliana in front The Dugout Sno Ball Stand

7-2-09 Ashlynn & Eliana in front The Dugout Sno Ball Stand

We enjoyed our visit to Morgan City and look forward to returning next year (we are scheduled for a show there in May 2010)! We had a blast!

Until next time…

Warmly, Dianne