Tonight, Tom and I met with the Scottish Society here in Baton Rouge at their meeting place, off Airline Highway for a kickoff dinner. It is a great facility, with ample parking and the building is in a good location. The Scottish Society has generously offered to allow me to use their grounds (and they have a beautiful small landscaped courtyard) as a writing/resting place when I’m in Baton Rouge doing signings.
The sponsors of this weekend’s event were all there for a good time. We had a meal of jambalaya and white beans. It was delicious, and so good that I was too full to eat any dessert. Tom played his celtic drum and sang, and I played my Guild guitar and sang some as well. Our friends from Paisley Close (from Houston) were there, and we played some music with them. I found the Scottish Society here to be friendly and hospitable, and in true South Louisiana fashion, they were here to have a good time. I had my first McEwans Scotch Ales tonight. A VERY potent concoction, about 8% alcohol. Tomorrow looks like a very full day. I can’t wait to see what lies in store.