Shreveport ain't all bad

Surprisingly, I am enjoying my Shreveport time. I was born there, and until very recently my strongest associations of S'port were casinos and trailer parks. LOTS of trailer parks. I have no evidence to back this up, but I believe there are more trailers per capita in Shreveport than any other midsized city in America.

Anyhow, I spent some time at my Aunt Linda's yesterday, and was pleasantly surprised at how well her neighborhood has aged. She lives of Youree Drive in the Broadmoor neighborhood, an area filled with well-kept midcentury brick ramblers, quiet streets, and lawns that are somehow perfectly green and velvety smooth, yet almost always shaded by tall, leafy hardwoods. There is a small liberal arts college, Centenary, nearby, and several well-kept parks with duck ponds and attractive playground equipment.

The crowning moment yesterday was passing St. Paul's Episcopal Church, seeing their sign advertising the Alpha Course, and realizing that I could live here.

Not that I'm planning on leaving VA anytime soon, but it's nice to know Shreveport isn't the total hell I had thought.

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