I bumped into friends Harold and Scott while we roamed around campus Saturday afternoon before the LSU-Auburn football game. I know Harold from my days covering the Louisiana Public Service Commission, the agency that regulates power utilities. Scott was a business section intern at The Times-Picayune two years ago, and he returned to LSU this fall to attend law school.
Rex wanted to see the fancy new habitat that is home to Mike VI.
The weather couldn't have been better for a day of football - temps in the upper 70s, low humidity and crystal clear skies.
By mid-afternoon, the campus was packed with more than 100,000 fans, such as these Law School students who stayed true to ancient LSU tailgating traditions.
These fans had their hands full keeping up with cocktail orders.
It's amazing what you can do with a beer keg and 50 feet of plastic tubing.Another creative use for kegs. I'm not sure how this thing works . . .
But it produced these yummy-looking kabobs.
The parade ground in front of the Law School Building.
The Journalism Building where I attended classes in the late 1980s. It served as a temporary newsroom for The Times-Picayune staff when we evacuated to Baton Rouge after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans.