“What do you do in Shreveport Louisiana (on Halloween Weekend)?”

Well, you’ve got options…

If you are a college football player, you might play Louisana Tech in some football.

If you are a movie star, you might shoot a film in “The Hollywood of The South.”

If you are Katt Williams, you’ll leave your Bentley parked outside The Hilton Shreveport.

If you are a betting man, or woman, you might take a gamble at a casino.

If you like to eat spicy food, you might grab a bite and a drink at a cajun restaurant.

If you like live music, you may stop by The Noble Savage Tavern

If it’s Halloween, you (and 10 other people) may dress up as Amy Winehouse.

If you are flight attendant, you’ll take over the empty dance floor at The Phoenix Underground, and put your Sparkly Pink TOMs to work.

If it’s Saturday morning, you may take a stroll, buy some veggies and local fare at farmer’s market.

Welcome to Shreveport! 

We arrived at The Hilton Shreveport on a Friday afternoon.  The hotel was nice, and apparently it’s the hotel of choice when celebrities visit.  I think that’s why our crew had reservations there.  We are kind of a big deal:)  Keri was most excited to find that there was a Starbucks in the lobby (because every flight attendant needs her coffee), and I liked the fitness center and outdoor rooftop pool which was located on the 12th floor with views of the river and the city.  Shreveport has a river walk area, casinos, history, and buildings of red brick that have a sort of charm to them.

Down By The River

Neat Architecture

Reminders of a different time

I found out that Cajun restaurants are not the most vegetarian friendly, but if you ask the restaurant staff, they will be more than willing to help accommodate any dietary needs.  The food that I tried was somewhat bland and basically tasted like a spicy spaghetti sauce with chewy and tasteless white rice.  The cornbread was decent.  The drinks were strong and were served in large glass jars, like those that Grandma would can pickles in.

Erin & Keri at Dinner

Captain Garry and Keri

Dinner with the Crew. Jane, the charter rep, and I

Then there was the dancing. My recommendation is, if find yourself in Shreveport, you have to go with someone you always have a good time with, and secondly, you have to meet a couple of chill guys dressed in a fighter pilot costume, a collared shirt and tie, and another that dances carrying a pineapple.  Don’t question it or ask me why, just trust me on this one.

Dancing Buddies

The Phoenix Underground

Nightlife in Shreveport

I’ve traveled enough to know that the most amazing places are only mediocre if you are with uninteresting people or alone, and po-dunk, random destinations can be incredible due to your companions.  It’s not so much about the places, it’s about the people. So, if the opportunity arises, check out Shreveport and take a friend or two.

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