Wednesday, September 14, 2005


Louise got to ride a horse for the first time today (actually a pony, but don't tell her that). She's been fixated on doing so ever since we got here, which is sort of funny since New Orleans is (or was) about as good a place to ride horses as Austin.

Our friend, Andy, took us to Kiddie Acres:

a hilarious holdover from the middle of the last century with about a dozen rusty old amusement rides staffed by a total of precisely two laconic teenage girls. Tickets were 95 cents. Pony rides were three tickets. Louise loved it in here adorable, quiet, serious way.

A good time was had by all.


  1. Another Jane Smiley in the making, perhaps.

  2. Ride 'em cowgirl!!!

  3. There's just something a little more "cowgirl" about riding a horse (or pony) in Texas.