This year, I think I have more in common with the pilgrims. I was able to give thanks for being sustained in a new country. I celebrated with people from a completely different ethnic background from myself. And I had to make my pumpkin pie without any processed foods.
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We have to find time to just be us. Americans. Who have our own holidays, traditions, and celebrations. It just takes a little bit more effort over here. So here is a big Happy Birthday to my new littlest brother!
I found a guidebook that called this city the Camelot of Africa. And it makes sense – the city is full of castles. Well, my photos include zero of these castles…but, see, I needed a title that didn’t specifically state the name of the town, but still reflects the town, so it works fine for me (safety purposes and all…)
These are from my 3rd week here, when I went on a trip to this beautiful old city to visit its churches, high overlooks, and great market. I had coffee on top of a hill looking over the city, almost got robbed in the market, and found my art history textbooks coming to life in the old churches. Overall, I think it was a fantastic day.
Well, actually, it is probably third, right behind sitting around front porches/ fire-pits with friends, and Sojourn. Okay, so what comes in third for what I will miss most about Louisville….The Food. There are restaurants everywhere, and they are locally owned, and there are so many great ones. Simply Thai, Vietnam Kitchen, The Fish House, Smoketown BBQ, Butterfly Garden, Highland Morning, Ramsi’s, Clifton’s – I could go on forever. You can find any style – ethnic, American, locally grown, highbrow or down-home. And what could make a visit to one of these great Louisville treasures better? The company of great friends. Before I left, I wanted to try a few of the restaurants I had heard great things about but never visited. Peake, Curtis, and I headed down to Butchertown to visit the critically acclaimed Blind Pig and it definitely lived up to its reputation.
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My family has created a new family tradition. And I am pretty sure everyone is on board. I mean, how could you turn down sweet corn, sausage, red potatoes, Cajun seasons, lemons, shrimp, and fresh crawfish. It doesn’t matter that we have no Cajun ties or history…. Kentucky’s got crawfish and a history of big family gatherings…thats all we need.
What better way to send someone off then with bratwursts and sparklers? Tim is leaving us for Alaska. We will miss his skinny jeans and horn rims, his slyness and his humor, his handsome and his heart. He will miss our community, our togetherness. So this is how we leave him – baked-beans, strawberry pie, corn-hole, fireworks, and a late night circle of folding chairs.
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