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.