On Friday at 4:30 PM, two of my co-workers and I decided to take a spontaneous road trip to Shreveport, Louisiana. Because why not?
Alex booked us at the Eldorado Casino & Hotel, we ran to our respective homes to grab a few necessities, and we were on our merry way.
First stop, a restroom break where I met this fine fella.
This was one of my favorite views of the city (I’m standing on a little stage to take this photo).
We spent Saturday morning at the Shreveport Aquarium. This aquarium is set up with places you can stick your head into so it’s almost like you’re in the enclosure with them.
Later that afternoon (after breakfast), we worked our way over to the Strand Theatre. It sadly wasn’t open that morning, but here are a few fun facts for your historical enjoyment:
- It’s the official theater of Louisiana
- It opened in 1925, after 19 months of construction (totaling $750,000)
- It was closed after a decline in the 70’s but was reopened after forming a non-profit surrounding it
- We are pretty good at pointing
This was on the AT&T building downtown and was such a beautiful statement piece. There was also a guide on a poster near the ground that detailed who is who and what is what. They’re all active members of the Shreveport, Louisiana community, and each element has powerful meaning.
Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own. – Mother Teresa
As much as I hate to say it, 24 hours was a pretty good amount of time to spend here in the city. I had some good memories listening to live music, walking around amongst the street art (which I definitely didn’t expect!), and getting away from Dallas.
Have you ever been on a spontaneous road trip? 10/10 would recommend.
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