Overalls and all, Pat and Graeme and I had quite a day yesterday. We started at Morning Call with beignets in City Park. Then, we wandered through the sculpture garden. Graeme knew the names of all the wild fowl and made me smile. I just call them the "water aerobics birds" or the "cluckers" or that duck that has a turkey face. From there we got on the red Canal Street Street Car and headed for downtown with a $3 one-day transit pass. At Canal and Carondelet, we transferred to the green St. Charles Street Car for a ride up as far as Audubon Park and the universities. Needing a pit stop, we tried a new spot "The Blind Pelican" on the way back and enjoyed a little wine, beer and chips and guacamole.
It became more interesting when the street car didn't come. Close to 7 streetcars passed from the other direction. Finally, ours arrived, packed to the gills, and then broke down not too far from Poydras. We sat a while. I opted to walk, but then here he came shortly after. Fortunately for my tootsies, the next driver picked us up at Poydras and then we scooped the Canal-City Park to take us back to the car. From there, it was Middendorf's Restaurant for catfish and then on to Mahogany Oaks for drinks with MIke, John and Carmen.
We had a quite a day and so much fun. It was also a day I very much enjoyed, "cameraless"-I'd left my memory card in the computer...but, I'll be back to my incorrible camera self today. Happy Monday!
Special thanks to Mike for sharing these shots this morning-they are always such a treat and Mahogany Oaks charmed everyone once more.