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” Taking Things In Stride

January 21, 2017

Taking things in stride is pleasant now, than it has been previously. Catching up on movies, such as Shawshank Redemption, Eight Days A Week, and the amazing series of Broadway Empire which is ranked in my book one of the three best pieces of material ever.
My experience tasting new foods is always a new adventure. Going to Beale Street CafĂ© with my son Andre was amazing. We both ordered different items. He ordered The Poboy crawfish while I ordered the Etoufee which is a French dish. Have never had it before and wanted to try it. Reason being that my sinuses were acting up and thought it would help. While patiently waiting for the menu to come which was more than 20 minutes at least it seemed so, we decided to wait at the bar. Andre ordered a whiskey and coke and I ordered a rum and coke. We finally walked home and had the food. Mine was too salty and Andre’s wasn’t right. The crawfish was overcooked and no tarter sauce came with it. Andre phoned the place and the lady was apologetic saying that it was very busy which wasn’t an excuse and offered a gift certificate for 10 dollars. Both Andre and John are chefs and know how to cook even in highly paced places. This restaurant is an American, Cajun and Creole place New Orleans style so why are they in Rochester?
Had a bank account in Stone Mountain and wanted to close it. Initially the guy was highly offensive so after trying several times and going online to see where a Wells Fargo was in Rochester there wasn’t any except six hours away which I had phoned the advisors which wasn’t a bank here. So phoned the branch again in Ga, and got a lady whom I had spoken to previously while living there, fortunately she took the necessary information and will mail me the balance.
Linden Street is in the historic district with homes that date back to 1877 or longer. Found out about this while walking on South Ave. with Andre, terrific.
Took the bus downtown and went to a couple of places then we decided to walk back home which was already planned. We took the Riverwalk Path which part of it was blocked off so we had to cross several streets with cars wising by at a great clip. Of course I became very nervous which made Andre the same as well. It reminded me of a ferris wheel and roller coaster combined. Not a pleasant site. We saw a squat of homeless people in tents for privacy also. After walking across a parking lot we found the Genesee River, with mallard both female and male and seagulls flying overhead, and countless beautiful pigeons on the ground. It would be a 10 minute busride home yet it took us 20 minutes. Love living here. Each day there is something new, which is wonderful.