But onto this entry... what a magnificant time of year it is... Easter is coming up very soon-- this coming Sunday-- and for Jewish folks like myself, Passover started last night with a Seder (pronounced SAY-der) and will last for eight days.
I got to Lafayette last night-- JUST in time to take a shower and change into my fancy clothes. (HA. That would be my one pair of pants and my button down shirt.) I took a cab over to the synagogue and I was almost just in time (that is to say-- a little late) for the beginning of the Seder. During the Seder special foods are eaten while the story of the Exodus is told in a way that can be understood in today's world. It was so wonderful to be a part of something so familiar in Lafayette that I have been a part of every year of my life. Tonight I got to go to a second Seder at a LOVELY home here in Lafayette.
Unlike the Seattle area, most everyone here-- students and adults-- has the day off for Good Friday this Friday. I'll have to remember to stack up on supplies as I'll be heading to New Orleans. I hope to get there by Easter Sunday.
Today I did just a little teeny weeny bit of site seeing at the Acadian Cultural Center National Historic Site. Cajun culture is FASCINATING. The rest of the day was spent doing some stocking up: a new book to read, bike shop supplies, etc. I am happy to report that I have two brand new tires on my wheels. After 1,350 miles, it was time. Whew! What a relief! I'd gotten SUPER fast at changing flat tires. That should tell you how often I was getting them.
Cheers, Dear Reader!