The River Fork Less Traveled

     
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     “Hello?”
     “Hey there Cheryl! I’m off tomorrow! Want to do lunch?”
     Puff. Puff. Getting my ass of the chair. Refilling coffee. Stepping to the calendar….
     “Sure. Where should we try this time?”
     “You pick.”
     Of course.
     “Well, my way or yours?”
     “I don’t care. You pick.Your so good at that.”
     grrrrrrr-slurp-puff
     “How much time do you have? Like all day, or just an hour?”
     “I have an hour or so.”
     “OK…so how much is that? One. Two. Four hours?”
     “Oh, I don’t know. I guess the whole afternoon.”
     And she called me.
     “Have you ever been out of the city limits before? Like across the lake?”
     “No.”
     Oh boy. (In all fairness she is NEW to this area- like 7 years new). 
     “Would you like to SEE the other side of Pontchartrain? (The world?)
     “Oh yes. I would! I hear it’s beautiful!”
     “And it has actual towns with people living in them. They have roads. And houses. And cable.You’ll be amazed.”
     “Oh, that sounds wonderful. Even cable? Who knew?”
     Who knew.
     “I hear they have real cajuns over there?”
     “In Covington? More like CEO’s. You’ll be fine” (Get a grip).
     So it was with great anticipation that Maggie Mae ventured across the big water with me  to explore the vast world that is outside of New Orleans, because, even though the livin’ is easy down here, and you might be tempted to never leave, sometimes you just have to take that fork in river that has more gators in it.
     “I’ll pick you up, and bring your plastic…

“You’re buying”
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Restaurant New Orleans Food & Spirits
208 Lee Lane
Covington
Louisiana

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Oysters. Shrimp. Tomatoes. Remoulade Sauce.
Need I say more.

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Original cabin interior of
Cottage Antiques.

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208 Lee Lane
Covington
Louisiana

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Adorable front porch of
Walker House

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Welcome Home & Garden
214 Lee Lane
Covington
Louisiana

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Gorgeous interiors and accessories.

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Copper Rooster
222 Lee Lane
Covington
Louisiana

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Room after room of incredible finds!

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The French Mix
228 Lee Lane
Covington
Louisiana

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Very sophisticated!

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A corner in downtown
Covington, LA
located between the forks of the
Bogue Falaya & Tchefuncte River

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  • Cyndi Calhoun - Sweet! It’s awesome to see how the community is really thriving in light of all that’s happened. Lovely photos! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Thanks Cyndi! We Bloppy’s really are AMAZING!!! I LOVE US!!! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Oh… I thought you were talking, ‘Bloppy’s’, but you meant Katrina?ReplyCancel

  • Roshni AaMom - wow!! Love it!! Would love to be able to see this side of your world!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - I could spend some serious time browsing this parade of shops you and your Cajun lunch buddy visited.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Oh God Sue, this is just the tip of the iceberg in retail therapy! I’ve finally gotten to the point where I don’t have any more space. But, then again- I do have a storage locker!ReplyCancel

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