Saturday, October 12, 2013


Chris and I made a trip to visit the local New Orleans pumpkin patch, ya know... Walmart, and picked us a fine specimen. 

Actually we are just big cheapos and pulled one out of the $4.99 bin, but I must say it really is near darn perfect! 

The last week I've had it sitting outside our apartment door in the hallway but for some reason the baby lizards, or geckos, whatever they are, took a likin' to it. (south Louisiana seems to be infested with these things)I didn't want them to start making a home so I brought him inside to sit on our table instead. 

Now just to decide how we are going to carve him! I really want to do something with the drill, maybe little drill holes in a design? or drill hole polka dots? Chris wants to make a jack o'latern and since he does most the carving we'll prob make that. I just love this time of year, there's just something about that pumpkin sitting on our table that is making it seem more festive.

On a side note, it was 93 degrees today here. Yep... still wearing shorts and tshirts! 

Sunday, October 6, 2013


What the heck is that thing. Gross... Hard to tell but it is easily the same size across as my iphone. Biggest insect with wings I think I have ever seen. Thank goodness it is dead on the front of my car and not flying in the hair. Oh the joys of living in a swamp. 

on a side note: my car is currently washed and clean with most bug splatters removed

Saturday, October 5, 2013

September Outing

 So I'm a little late writing about our September outing. If you missed it last month, Chris and I have decided to once a month go out and do something touristy. For August we went and checked out Frenchmen Street and ate some beyond amazing Italian Creole food. 

For September we went and ate a Jazz Brunch at the Court of Two Sisters. For starters, we're not really brunch people. I just have this weird picture in my head of bunch meaning guys wearing button up collared shirts and girls wearing sun dresses and eating quiche while sipping mimosas. 

I'm not sure Chris has ever had quiche... in fact I'd bet on that he hasn't... 

It was a buffet, and they had everything under the sun. Lots of peel and eat shrimp, jambalaya, etouffee, a meat carving station, turtle soup, fruit, pasta salads, pancakes, omelette station, and various desserts. Even with all that variety of food, we found it to be so-so. Nothing was really amazing, but it wasn't bad either. I'd say that this was a nice place to visit, but definitely not a place that we will go back to either. 

I grabbed this picture from the internet. We sat at a little table just to the right from the fountain. It was packed. Every table was swarmed with people. Chris and I ate and watched birds splash around on the top tier of the fountain. I imagine they eat little crumbs left by people. There was a little jazz band playing in the back, but unfortunately we were unable to hear the music from where we were sitting. 

The canopy made by the tree branches was amazing! It was gorgeous  and I bet this would be a great spot for a wedding reception, all lit up at night with little white lights. 

Leading into the restaurant they have these old gates from Spain that are said to have a spell cast over them. New Orleans is big on voodoo and sorcery. I gave in and gave a little touch. 

We are loving our outings and are planning to continue going to new and different places around the city.