We decided to squeeze in, as a family, a few last minute New Orleans activities during our morning before David left. There was a brief discussion about what to do for breakfast but it didn't take long to decide that we, *once again* NEEDED beignets and cafe au lait. That stuff is just too darn good and both David and I knew that this was the last opportunity to enjoy this treat. We have visited Jon on numerous occasions over the past 15 years but I don't recall experiencing this beignet madness before. Although I brought home a Cafe Du Monde beignet mix, I know it won't be the same. Besides, David wanted to take home a Cafe Du Monde travel mug as a souvenir so...what a good excuse to catch breakfast while we were there!
|Mama & Maddie silliness while Jon pretends not to know us.|
|More shopping fun|
We also ended up grabbing some lunch. Ahhh....gumbo and red beans & rice with andouille sausage. Hmmm, I think I need to experiment with some of these recipes for our own at-home Mardi Gras celebration this March. After lunch we needed to stop by Target to pick-up a couple items. Madeline and I had some last minute New Orleans reveling as we got silly trying on the Mardi Gras hats in Target's seasonal section. I particularly love the picture with both me and Madeline because the guy in the background is actually Jon trying to pretend that he doesn't know us.
|Madeline peeking at my People magazine|
We are now back home and are slowly getting ourselves back into a routine of our everyday life. David had more travel for work upon our return home. In the time that we have been home, David has already traveled to Boston and San Diego. Me, well.....I am still trying to wipe that "vacation fog" off my brain. I guess that is just further proof that I enjoyed myself in New Orleans.