So, lets just say that we “Let the good times roll”-ed !!
About 40 members came to the Luncheon at the Bayou Bar and Grill in Modesto for a fun lunch and “cookie exchange”. We had the restaurant all to “ourselves”! As everyone arrived, the restaurant put a few dozen beignets on the table to help get into the Louisiana food mood.
Folks ordered drinks and then their selection from the menu. I had a pulled pork sandwich — they call ’em “po’ boys” in New Orleans — it was very tasty. Diane, my wife, had the jambalaya — it wasn’t all that spicy (though various hot sauces were available if one wanted a bit more “kick”).
As “dining” progressed, region president, Chuck Pierce, formally greeted everyone and talked about event planning for 2018. Jennifer Pierce then gave us the “how-to instructions” for the cookie exchange.
Alas, the police came and broke up our party as they had to clear the street in preparation for the evening “Christmas Parade”. I’m sure it was epic, but we all zoomed off, back to our homes, with another Yosemite event for the history book!