We went to Farley's Old & Rare Books, Inc. and I thought I was in heaven. Not only was it full of wonderful old books, but the nice woman there came out of the office and took me around helping me to choose books with interesting covers and in many cases giving me a better price than marked. If you are into old books and are in the Pensacola area set aside a couple of hours and go to Farley's for a wonderful time. While I was being checked out I asked the lovely woman to recommend something nearby for lunch (not a chain). I asked specifically about a good place for gumbo.
She recommended Jerry's Cajun Cafe which was just around the corner on 9th Avenue. We went there and it was fabulous. The special of the day was chicken and sausage gumbo with a side of homemade potato salad. The gumbo came with a slice of seasoned french bread. Not only was it delicious, we couldn't quite finish it, and for both lunches the price was under $20. We are definitely going back with the hubsters for dinner before we go home.
I dropped my sister off at Portofino where she and her husband are staying and came home to take a nap. We are having the two of them over for dinner tonight. We bought fresh salmon at Joe Patti's yesterday and the hubster is making Linguini with Salmon and Tomatoes with a salad and a side vegetable.
Today is the official due date for my newest grandgirl, Zoë, so it probably won't be long now. I am so looking forward to meeting her and I really miss my other 3 grandgirls. I believe I am going to have 2 of them on Thursday and Friday after we get home and I am already trying to plan a weekend sleepover some time soon.
I do want to show a method of taking a picture and rendering it into a black and white with values to make it easier to see them. What I do is open the color picture in Photoshop and change the mode to grayscale; I then posterize it using Image > Adjustments >Posterize and set the levels to 4. You can play with the number of levels to see what you like. Here are two that I did today:
Time is getting short here now, but I am still really enjoying this wonderful vacation and am looking forward to coming here again next year. I hope to have some art to share tomorrow.