I needed a break…big time. Ever have one of those weeks where it’s just like, Calgon…take me away! That’s where I was this week. I worked 80 hours in ONE WEEK,my baby Sassy is terminally ill and my allergies have kicked in because of the pollen. I was spent but good.
Thankfully, the city had a quick remedy for my “blues” and I was able to go out and enjoy myself at the French Quarter Festival that’s going on this weekend.
Did I say “enjoy”….I had a ball!!!
I ate until I was bloated!
My first dish was crawfish etouffee and it was dee-lish-ous!
When my hubby had gotten his po-boy, I speared one of the shrimp with my fork so, they guy over the counter said
“give me your bowl” and he put some BBQ shrimp on top of my etouffee…good lawd that was a great combo!
The crowds were having a great time. There was a Dixieland Band playing at Jackson Square and these two couples were getting down. They looked so cute I just had to take their pic.
This couple was doing the Charleston!! Do they have some dance hall for really old dances that, I don’t know about here? They really could do the dance though. If I would have had one more daiquiri…I would have been doing the darned Charleston!
That’s my boy, Actor Wendell Pierce up there introducing one of the bands getting ready to perform (and talking about the series, Treme that’s soon to be on HBO) I just love Wendell. I’ve known him for a “lotta-lotta” years…we grew up together in the same neighborhood a block away from one another and went to the same school elementary school together. His parents are still a block away from me so, we talk often. Trust me when I say….he’s a good man with a good heart. He’s done tremendous work for the city and our neighborhood so, I am a really, really proud of my old friend.
The weather is fabulous and the festival is off the chain.