Well, the city provided a fun-filled weekend once again! NavySeal and I went to see The Lion King on Thursday. My only regret is that, I waited until the end of its’ run to go.
I wanted to see it again…it was just that wonderful.
There is absolutely no way to describe the splendor of that musical. All I can say is, if it’s heading your way, go see it!!!
The auditorium was filled to capacity. I don’t think there was one empty seat.
I read somewhere that it broke the New Orleans box office record and grossed 6.5 million..wow.
Next time I go to a musical, I’m wearing pants…I looked cute but, I was cold.
The French Quarter Festival was this weekend. We went Friday and that was a great day to be out there.
The weather was beautiful!
The crowd was just right…not too heavy…not too light.
We started off in Jackson Square, found some shade (which was a hard thing to do) then,set out to find some tasty dishes. All veteran festival goers know that, ya gotta have a plan. There’s just too much out there to be wandering around all willy-nilly.
Ya know ya gotta get some sort of drink while ya out there. NavySeal was drinking Abita cuz, he supports local beer…
and I had a daiquiri cuz, I’m a punk when it comes to drinking.
After listening to a few Jazz Bands play,we headed to Woldenberg Park. I was thankful for the cool breeze blowing off of the Mississippi River.
It felt 10 degrees cooler over there.
NS found some chargilled oysters,
I had crab cakes with crawfish cream sauce,
A great time was had by all!
I heard that it was mad packed on Sunday. I’m glad I picked Friday to go.
I was happy to see a lot of tourists out there.
How do I know they were tourists?
The beads are a dead give away.
The Jazz Festival begins on the 27th…I haven’t decided what day I’ll be out there yet but, it’ll probably be Thursday.
I do love my city.
Oh, and since Tom Benson has purchased the New Orleans Hornets and everyone is trying to find a new name for the team…
a name that has a local vibe to it but, puts fear in folks at the same time…
I have the perfect name for the team.
The New Orleans FORMOSAN TERMITES!! lol
Have a fabulous rest of the week y’all!