It’s Festival Time.

This weekend was an extremely busy one.  For starters…my dad is home again. He returned Saturday but, that’s another post in itself.  Sunday was myyyy dayyyy.  The French Quarter Fest was this weekend and ya know, I love me some festivals!  This is my favorite time of the year.  The strawberry fest in Ponchatula was also this weekend but, I went a few years ago and I didn’t really have fun at that one.

The French Quarter Fest is da bomb so, if ya ever planning a trip to the city…that’s a really great time to visit. The weather isn’t hot as hell yet and you still get the NOLA  party flava.  We arrived out there around 3:00 and walked around trying to figure out what booths we wanted to hit. Even though it was super crowded, the lines were moving fast at the booths.

I started with crab cakes with a creamy crawfish sauce, NS  had crawfish pasta.

I followed that with some crawfish bread(I was on a crawfish kick) and NS had an alligator sausage kabob. I had never eaten gator meat before…lawd, that stuff was good!

Guess I’ll be getting gator meat at the festivals now.

Naw, we don’t have any pics of the food…we killed that stuff before I could get the camera out.

The closest we got to one was…

NS catching me while I was taking a swig of coke…  I love how the wind blew my hat,reminds me of  Hee-Haw.LOL

The music was plentiful.   We didn’t go into Jackson Square…just hung out along the mighty Mississippi at Woldenberg Park

and headed for the Cajun/Zydeco tent. Y’all know I love me some Zydeco and Rockin’ Doopsie  Jr. was closing out the fest…there was no way I was missing Doopsie! He is one hell of a performer!

Doopsie had the crowd on their feet and totally engaged. I lost my voice from screaming so much and I danced the entire time…so did a lot of other folks.

I’m gonna learn this zydeco two-step if it kills me.  The energy out there was so festive…

just lovin’ life man…just lovin life.  The weather was beyond gorgeous, the food was fantastic, the music… off the chain.

She was everything I love about her and more.

Show’em how we do it  in Louisiana Doopsie…

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Vieux- To- Do

I love this time of year.  Even though it’s hot as heck, the festivals that this time of year brings, makes all of that heat worthwhile.   Yellow Jacket, Navy Seal and I went to the French Quarters for the festivals and let me tell ya… we had so much fun!  It was really cloudy before we got there so, we brought some rain gear with us.  Good thing we did because, as soon as we hit the Quarters…it started raining. That didn’t stop the show though…I was near some serious food and crazy-great Cajun-Zydeco music, there was no way we were turning back.

We walked through the tomato fest first and I spotted some fried green tomatoes.  Since I’ve never had them before, I decided to give them a try.See the dude in the yellow raincoat?  That’s NavySeal. There was no way I was standing in the rain to get them tomatoes!  They were great…didn’t get to keep the dish too long though.

Yeah, she stole it from me.

We kept it light, just walking and eating our way though the Quarters…good thing we were WALKING because,

crab cakes with crawfish monica sauce

I went back THREE TIMES for this dish!

Well, I sent my hubby three times to get the dish..lol

The music out there was off the chain! Next time, Imma have to video this stuff because, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers brought the house down! They played, When The Saints Go Marching In…Zydeco style and started a 2nd line.  Folks were doing the Cajun two-step and anything else they wanted to do.

It was just a really wonderful day out there…nobody cared about the rain. Food, friend, family and fun. Hot fun in the summertime had by all.

No need to leave the hotel...the party is just outside!
Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
Dwayne Dopsie and Zydeco Hellraisers
2nd line goin' down...see all the towels in the air?...true NOLA.
getting their two-step on
Latin Band playing at Tomato Fest
getting their salsa on.
Zydeco Fest @ Esplande Ave.
dance your a** off was going down too out there.
she's getting ready!
BAM!