Saturday, October 31, 2009

Middendorf's - new to TimmY and Nanette

We headed out to Middendorf's this morning with a stop at Frenier, so Timmy could see the beautiful view of Lake Pontchartrain. When we got to Middendorf's Barbara was there to join us for part of our daytrippin'. Timmy really liked his thin fried catfish. We also had some homemade ice cream. Choices were chocolate, peach, strawberry and pumpkin. I had the chocolate with whipped cream, which I adore. Then went to the Joyce Wildlife Management area where we took a few pictures of the swamp foliage. Next it's off to do some antique shopping and to hit Berrytown to replenish my berry supply. Finally, we hit a few more stops on old 51 to enjoy the scenery. It was a lovely day, sunny and cool.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

From Chackbay to Convent

Well the weather did not allow us to go to the Chackbay gumbo fest. They were towing cars out of the mud when we got there. So, we turned around and headed back toward Vacherie then across the river to lunch at Hymel's with a few stops along the way. The newest member of the daytrip team, Nanette, was treated to her first Slush Puppie. She didn't like it at first but said it grew on her. We visited St. Michael's church on River Road to show her the grotto. It was a nice day even though we got a little wet. It only sprinkled thankfully.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Gibson Wildlife Gardens

This was a beautiful, quiet, peaceful place. They rent out cabins and serve you breakfast. There are peacocks, turtles, gators and mosquitoes. Luckily the cabins have screened in porches to save you from being bitten.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Lockport/Larose dayride

Took a ride out to meet a friend from my forum ( We ate at a place called Blackie's poboys. It was a good day but hot, as most days here are.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The men of Nick's Shooting Range

I started my trip visiting sweetie and his friends at the range, then continued on to Denson, LA to find an old cemetery. Nobody heard of Denson, but they knew the street I was looking for. All ended well, I found my destination.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

A very tasty lunch

Went to get my hair did today and met my friend for lunch afterward. We went to Sammy's in Bucktown. I got the daily special, gumbo and half a shrimp poboy. He got the messy, delicious roast beef poboy. Then we rode to a few cemeteries to say hi to some loved ones.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

A visit from a friend

Last night we had dinner on the lakefront at Frenier Landing. Afterward the boys worked off the carbs by juggling in the front yard. It's always fun to watch them learn new tricks.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Orange dog caterpillars

This is new. We planted an orange tree a few months ago. I have seven oranges on it right now! Well, there's a new resident - actually about 8 have been found so far. They are these caterpillars. They eat the leaves and can severely damage a young tree. The thing is they turn into swallowtail butterflies. I'm going to have to keep a close eye on this.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Ponchatoula kinda Sunday

My partner in crime and I decided to check out a cemetery we had never seen, if you can believe that, in Ponchatoula. It was absolutely beautiful. It's called Mitchell cemetery. After wandering around there we had lunch at Paul's Cafe. It's always good... well almost. The roast beef could be better but everything else is good. Next we proceeded to make our way over to Berrytown for some creole tomatoes. I'll be sad when the tomatoes are gone.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

What a day.

My friend and I drove up to see my dad out in the country. On the way back we stopped at a couple of old cemeteries, this one is just a couple of miles from my dad's house.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Lunch at Ernst

Today my friend and I had lunch at Ernst Cafe. It is a nice old bar/restaurant established in 1902. They have gumbo, sandwiches, salads and wraps. Nothing fancy but it is all delicious and not very expensive. Then we walked through the Piazza d'Italia. Then it was too hot so we left.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Hi and welcome to my blog. I'll be posting pictures of scenes from my life. I hope you will enjoy! No, I'm not Joe the cat, he's just my test-post.