Got back from S’port last night. Here’s some pics of our new town.
Here’s the house we’ll be renting for the next six months or so. Small? Yes. But we’ll only be there a little while. And the location is excellent, being not only in a great neighborhood but also next door to my step-sister; i.e. right next door to free baby sitting.
The Cathedral of St. John Birchmans, where we’ll go to church, by foot if we want, as it’s a sidewalked mile from the house.
This is St. Joseph Catholic Church. We’re going to buy a house in the neighborhood where this church is located, so eventually it will be where we attend mass. They’re doing some serious renovations, which is good, it needed it. We went once prior to the project, and while the exterior looked promising, the inside was just aweful: Sheetrock and a dropped tile ceiling. Hopefully the remodel will result in something more inspiring.
S’port’s version of the Alabama Theatre, the Strand.
Jenny’s from Tupelo, so it’s only fitting that we live near where the King got his start, S’port’s Municipal Auditorium, home of the Louisiana Hayride:
On the riverfront pavilion, looking towards the Texas Street bridge and the casinos:
Further down the river, on the Stoner Avenue MTB trails:
B’ham’s got the Boobie Trap, but S’port’s got . . .
This is Cross lake, which borders the city. I’m not big on watersports. Fishing is fun, though, and I’ve got a nice 35 mile bike ride that goes around the lake. So having such a huge lake five minutes from the house is pretty nice:
Don’t fret, I’m still going to put up more kid pics and also announce the contest winner soon.