2013 is going out with a bang: Drug related double murder in Metairie

But first a word from the good folks at Trip AdvisorTM:

Arrived Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Tub was filthy. Coffee pot had old coffee and mildew in it. One of two full beds had hair and dirt on sheets. Wound up having to clean tub before even taking a shower.

Told front desk and property manager Wednesday. Cleaning staff cleaned coffee pot but not the bed.

Told them again Friday. Property manager claimed sheets were not changed because “Do Not Disturb” sign was on the door. When I asked how the coffee pot got cleaned, he had no response.

Breakfast staff very nice and helpful. Actual fod(sic) items very poor Night shift desk person drunk (male) could not adjust water tempereture(sic)

This was not one of the finest hotels I have been accostumed(sic) to. The service was fine, but the hotel elevators smelled of urine, the actual room had a moldy odor. The comforters also, I just slept in the sheets. The shower was impossible to get to the temperature of my liking

Gunfire from Metairie double murder sends parents rushing for children; shooting is drug related, JPSO says ~ Naomi Martin

Other vital background here, here and here.

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap: Slabbed explores the genesis of the Trout Point Development and certain land sales to Aaron Broussard and his cronies.

Trout Point Lodge Owners Vaughn Perret, Danny Abel and Charles Leary

July 22, 2001 Sunday
Nova Scotia Nirvana; Trout Point Lodge is rich in Louisiana roots, an hour from the Evangeline Trail, co-owned by New Orleanians who used to make cheese at the north shore’s Chicory Farm. But it’s decidedly Canadian, an unparalleled wilderness experience in the lap of luxury.BYLINE: By Millie Ball; Travel editor
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EAST KEMPTVILLE, NOVA SCOTIA — Once a month, from May through October, New Orleans lawyer Daniel Abel catches a flight to Maine and then a boat to Yarmouth, a town at the southern tip of Nova Scotia. By the next morning, Abel has settled into another week-long stay at Trout Point Lodge. It’s his idea of heaven. Others agree, including Food and Wine magazine, which raved about it last month. The 10-bedroom lodge is surrounded by 200 acres of spruce and pine and birch and maple trees and overlooks the Tusket River and a pond that reflects the clouds and skies above Nova Scotia. The interior is Metropolitan Home rustic, with kilim rugs and furniture crafted from tree branches. The comforting smell of earlier fires that crackled in the many fireplaces mingles with fresh scent of spruce logs that were trucked in to build the lodge.

Abel’s one of the owners. He knows how to find Trout Point, which isn’t easy. It’s an hour north of Yarmouth and an hour east of the Evangeline Trail, the heart of Acadian Nova Scotia.

“Go past East Kemptville to East Kemptville Road” — a dirt road, by the way — “then turn at the lodge sign and follow the electrical wires to the end,” said Vaughn Perret, Abel’s business partner with Charles Leary. Perret was talking on a cell phone that kept fading in and out.

Perret and Leary run the lodge, now in its second season, as well as a nearby cheese dairy farm similar to their last project, the north shore’s Chicory Farm, which gained some renown in the mid-1990s.

So said Millie Ball way back in 2001, This is important for several reasons, one of which I can’t speak about on the advice of my attorney but before I get to that we need to visit with Millie’s travel piece for the Times Picayune a bit more: Continue reading “Dirty deeds done dirt cheap: Slabbed explores the genesis of the Trout Point Development and certain land sales to Aaron Broussard and his cronies.”