Then we drove around, ending up at Lakeside Mall where Deb took us to a great new gelato and sweets place called SUCRE'. It is a precious, happy place to have gelato, chocolates, coffee, pastries, cup cakes to die for.....who la la....I have never tasted ice cream quite like that! Then we were back to Deb's where we rested. Eddie, Debbie's husband had been fishing all day and came home with 30 trout from Lake Pontchartrain....cleaned them, filleted them, and then fried them for supper....absolutely awesome fish....couldn't get any fresher then that!
On Good Friday morning, we woke late, had coffee and more talk...then after getting dressed we headed out the door to Magazine Street in New Orleans...a quaint, "uptown" street filled with shops and great cafes and restaurants. We shopped a little....then had lunch at GOTT GOURMET CAFE....I had the curry chicken salad....and I can tell you...I usually don't like curry, but this was excellent. It was cool enough, so we ate on the sidewalk table:
After having dessert at the Magazine Street SUCRE' (you know we had to get more of that gelato) we loaded in the car and headed for a tour of St. Charles Avenue and the Garden District and then on to Lakeview....to see the progress that has been made since Katrina. The city is bustling and the weather was perfect!
We drove back to Lafayette Friday night and after saying our "goodbyes" Barbara and her daughter, Maggie were heading back to Alexandria. We had a busy and fun-filled two days.
On Saturday I got to do some catch up on work, laundry, and shopping for groceries for our Easter Sunday dinner. The gang is coming over for their favorite: Roast, Rice and Gravy and all the extras that go along with it.
Natalie and Alicia and their families will be here....and we'll be missing Jena and her family since they are in Nashville. They have had a busy week, too, with celebrating Passover, Feast of Unleaven Bread and then the Festival Celebration today....
They dressed up for the celebration! No they are not Jewish....their Christian Church celebrates all of the Feasts and Festivals which are in the Bible. Wish I could have been there with them.
Easter Sunday was perfect...the weather stayed nice....I had a great time in my kitchen cooking and baking...and then the "gang" arrived....none too soon as Wayne (hubby) was pacing the kitchen dying to attack the roast before it could be carved for dinner. We were to sit down to dinner between 2 and 3 pm...well, I guess you could call that "late lunch", however, since I served on the "good china" we'll call it dinner! :)
|Joshua and Julie waiting to open their gifts|
Hunter with his
Dessert that was "spiked" and oh so good
Easter Egg Hunt in Mimi's yard
It was a good day with family and remembering that we are celebrating the Risen Christ who gave his life for us so that we can be saved to live with Him in Heaven!