Monday’s seem to be the perfect wash day (clothes that is…). I don’t have an idea as to why, but it does, and besides, yesterday was Groundhogs Day. What does Groundhogs Day have to do with anything…well it’s my birthday that’s what. Actually it goes like this… We woke to heavy rain and didn’t have any additional plans for the day. Sooo with the laundry bag getting close to full, we decided to get the laundry done. Once that was done we were open to do what we wanted, rain or shine. Well we ended up just staying home and staying warm and cozy. Louise made a wonderful stew for dinner and the only thing I can say about that is, it smelled so damn good for so long that it was hard to hold myself from eating before it was done.
This morning we decided to “take a ride”… After dropping by the City Hall of Abita Springs to offer our LARGE supply of Mardi Gras beads (those that were tossed to us from the floats), we stopped by the Tourist Information office. We were looking for a place to go that we might have overlooked this last week. After going over some maps and additional literature we decided to see some of the “Plantations” around the area. Following the map inside of the New Orleans Plantation Parade brochure, we headed out. Our map lead us out towards the northwest of New Orleans by about 40 miles and then follow the Mississippi River levies. Along the way we saw quite afew of the older homes that sit from 1 foot to as high as 20 feet above the ground. This is to give a little air-conditioning during the summer time and a little relief from the flooding waters that seem to affect this area.