Okay, I hope this doesn’t offend anyone in the south. We ate a lot, and I mean A LOT of excellent food in San Antonio and in New Orleans… but criminy, you guys, it is difficult to find a decent salad down there. Or fresh fruits and vegetables. Or things that aren’t fried. It can be done, but it’s not easy. After Niles and I got home we went to Stanley’s and bought up armloads of greens and veggies and fruits to compensate. And of course I had my beloved Small Bar taco salad, and was so happy to be eating greens I wanted to hug it.

All in all, a great trip. Tasty food, good friends, nice weather – there wasn’t much of a beer selection most of the places we went, but it sort of makes sense. If it’s hot and sticky most of the year, there’s not going to be much of a market for a heavy cappuccino stout. The only souvenirs we brought back from New Orleans were spices for red beans and rice and crab and shrimp boils, I can’t wait to try that out!