Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Monday, June 17, 2013

Hammond, Louisiana Revisited

We first went to Hammond, Louisiana last summer when Andrew was visiting colleges. (See that post here.) Indeed, Southeastern Louisiana University won Andrew's heart (in large part because it was the only school that had a four-year degree in the major of his choice -- Industrial Technology with an emphasis on Drafting AND marching band and a good music program. He will minor in music.)

So, last week, we returned to Hammond so he could attend freshman orientation. He had a great time -- learned a lot about the school, registered for fall classes, and made new friends.

Bob and I had a grand time too. We stayed in this delightful inn, the Hughes House Bed and Breakfast.

The proprietor, Ms. Lee, makes a tasty full breakfast and gave us a tour of this historic home full of fascinating antiques, art work, and curiosities. In addition to comfortable guest rooms, there's a private pool where Bob and I spent a couple hours relaxing.

Earlier that evening, we found this fantastic specialty wine and beer shop, Red, White, and Brew. Love that catchy name. A nice man named Todd helped Bob and I create a make-your-own six pack. With his vast knowledge of beers, he suggested brews based on what we told him we liked. (Me, dark and sweet, Bob IPA or stouty.)

Then we had dinner at a pizza place called Tommy's on Thomas. (Thomas is one of two main streets in town.) I am not kidding you when I say we ate the most delicious Greek pizza we'd ever had in our lives! We can't wait to go back. Plus, they had my favorite beer on tap, Abita's Vanilla Double Dog. Double score!

What is your favorite adult beverage?


Melanie Rigney said...

What a great trip! For me, a full-bodied glass of red wine, please!

Jan Newman said...

What a neat B&B. I like a fruity, dry Chardonnay, though a Shiner Bock doesn't go amiss either.

Angie Kay Dilmore said...

Mel, I don't dislike red wine, but it often gives me a headache. Jan, I like a sweet white wine, and I don't think I've tried Shiner Bock.

Julie Perise said...

So glad your son chose Southeastern, Angie! We are looking forward to having him on campus in the fall. We really love our school and the wonderful community that surrounds it. Go Lions!

Angie said...

Go green, go gold, go Lions! Yes, you taught us parents well on orientation.