Archive for 2014-01-05

A Stop in New Orleans   1 comment

Cafe du Monde Awning
On our way back to Cincinnati from Lake Charles, we decided to stop in New Orleans. Over the last couple years, my wife and I have become huge Latin food fans, exploring the cuisine of regions south of Mexico. We heard about a place called Maïs Arepas, which was well reviewed. We decided to make a stop and try it out. It was definitely worth our time.
Arepa for lunch #food #foodcatspens

However, we couldn’t stop in New Orleans without a stop at Cafe du Monde for beignets (especially for my daughter, not nearly the Latin food fan her parents are, was patient for our feast).
Beignets

They were definitely enjoyed.
Caits, Post-Beignet

We spent a few minutes walking through the French Quarter prior to heading north.
Charles and Rebecca at Jackson Square
Photo credit to my daughter. As she’s getting older, she’s becoming quite the photographer. She may need her own Nikon before too long.

Posted 2014-01-05 by Mr. Guilt in Family, food, Louisiana

Birds of Lake Charles   2 comments

My mom lives right on Lake Charles. The region seems to attract a wide variety of birds, and we often go feed them. Unlike last year, we saw no pelican. However, two Muscovy ducks were hanging around.
Muscovy Ducks

My daughter and her cousin named them Marvin and Lucy, but truly, I’m not even sure of their gender. We didn’t exchange names.
Muscovy Duck

They were pretty however.
Rocky Shores

They seemed to enjoy looking out on the water like we did.
Sitting by the Docks

Until they decided it was time to fly off.
Goodbye, Muscovy Ducks

The seagulls were all too happy to eat the bread my daughter and her cousin were offering.
All the Birds! 2

Seagulls


Special shout out to Laurie and @twitricia for helping to identify the Muscovy ducks. I honestly had no clue.

Posted 2014-01-05 by Mr. Guilt in animals, birds, Louisiana

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