Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Latest trip down South - Part 2

Before we start with round two, here's a shot that Mom took the evening we arrived. Dad picked us up from the airport and brought us to Mom's house, where she had set the table so prettily, and made a nice meal for us, Auntie Claire, Bill, and Dad. I love all the green in this picture! We're a bit color-deprived up here at the moment. The snow is almost gone, and there is brown everywhere. Anxiously awaiting green!

So where were we? ZOO! Auntie Claire, the boys and I and my friend Heidi headed to the Audubon Zoo one beautifully sunny day.

Tortoise eating banana.

White tiger glaring.

Bear perched atop log. LOOK at the claws.


Iguana, and....

baby and mama orangutan. Coincidentally, one of my favorite songs by The Iguanas is Orangutan!

Chillaxin' on the komodo dragon.

Auntie Claire, Andy, Sam, and Heidi by a statue.


More to come....

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Latest trip South - Part 1

Andy, Sam, and I went to New Orleans for their Spring Break a couple weeks ago. As in past trips, I neglected to take out my camera to commemorate each visit, getting carried away by the visit itself. In some instances, Mom was with us and would think to take a picture. So the images that follow are a good representation of our visit, but there are gaps.

On this warm, sunny day the boys and I were hangin' at Audubon Park. Many egrets were enjoying this oak tree.

We played at the playground, then walked over to Tulane. I pointed out the Lindy Boggs building, where Otto and I spent 80% of our time as engineering students. And, Holy Pedestrian Walkway, Batman - this used to be a road for cars!

As we walked back to the car, I took a picture of the movie set that they were filming in the park. Title: Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Slayer. Yes, really. This scene seemed very unvampirish.

We ended this day with Nicole and her family at Juan's Flying Burrito, which is conveniently located a block from their house. I'd never been there before - excellent food. And margaritas. And the company was outstanding! I wish I could show you a picture.

On this day we walked around the Quarter a bit.

And ate some beignets with Mom and Bill.

Later that day I took my sister and the boys downtown to see The Radiators. Good music, good food, and Abita beer!

And another day....

This day we went to the Insectarium and found out all about bugs, creepy crawlies, termites, and there was even an alligator in the swamp exhibit.

In the butterfly garden...

And Mom snapped this one of me and the boys with Ellen, Georgia, and Jack (who graciously waited for us, as we were running quite late that afternoon), after consuming our Plum Street snowballs.

Yay for family, friends, and snowballs! :o)