We then went to the Louisiana State Capitol building. We saw where Huey P. Long was shot. (We learned a lot about the controversial figure Huey Long during this trip. I want to read a book about him.) We also went up to the 27th floor and enjoyed a wonderful view.
*You can see the little orange cone bandit in this picture. Nicholas has an amazing ability of finding ways to entertain himself.
*The amount Nicholas enjoys one of our stops is directly proportional to the number of stairs or dogs there.
We then went to the old state capital. I was very excited to visit it. It has tons of character, but was way too small. They had basically turned it into a museum about Louisiana history.
We then went to The Chimes, a restaurant right by LSU campus. I wanted to have an authentic cajun meal. The food was absolutely fabulous. We ended up having blackened alligator, duck and sausage gumbo, crawfish etouffe, and a catfish and crawfish pasta dish.
We then made the long drive back to Dallas. Nicholas did pretty well in the car. We hooked up a portable DVD player and he watched Baby Signing time. He also loved the little container we call his "treasure box." I fill it with random things and he enjoys taking them out of the box, putting them back in the box, and then finally throwing them. It is messy, but it at least entertains him.