Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Break from Winter

Here it is, a week until the first day of Spring and we woke to snow on the ground yesterday! Somebody clue in Mother Nature!

Jim and I were tired of this winter weather and took a break. We headed to New Orleans for a Valentines Day treat and Mardi Gras. The 70 degree weather was fantastic and we had a wonderful time. Our good friends, Gary and Jody, flew in from Austin, Texas and spent a couple of days. We hit all the parades we could and came back with loads of beads. We also ate wonderful regional foods including crayfish, oyster po-boys, red beans and rice and pralines. Don't forget the beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe Du Monde. Heavenly. The entire floor is covered in powdered sugar from the thousands of donuts served daily. We enjoyed a special jazz brunch at the famous Commander's Palace courtesy of Gary and Jody.
Here are a few pictures of our trip

We are back home now and we thought we had missed the rest of winter, but alas, not so.