We ventured down to the Quarter the day after Thanksgiving to meet up with Grandma, Grandpa, and the ‘Woods at Cafe du Monde for their annual beignet fix. It was super crowded down there on account of it being Black Friday and because of the people in town for the Bayou Classic. But we snagged a table and sat down to people watch, admire the city’s Christmas decorations, and eat sugary goodness.
Then some of us got a little silly with the powdered sugar.
However, I took things to a new level when I threw a plateful of leftover sugar onto Riley. Because he asked me to. He loved it; Debbie and Grandma couldn’t believe I did it. Twice!
Once we finished our beignets and brushed off as much sugar as we could, we left to walk everything off around the Quarter. The boys loved seeing the huge Christmas tree across from the Cathedral.
We walked all around the square, window shopping and checking out all of the artists who hadn’t packed up yet. We caught some of a street performance in front of the Cathedral and then walked over to Royal Street to stroll by some of the art galleries. It was a good way to break in my new Toms Christmas lights shoes…..love them!
The others headed back to Mandeville after that, but the four of us decided to go grab dinner before going home. After much debate, we settled on Blue Oak BBQ on Carrollton. Everyone really enjoyed it; I’m glad Kenny finally got to try it. We’ll definitely go back.
The ‘Woods left to go back to California the next day. We saw them one last time at City Park for a couple of hours of family fun before they went to the airport. We played at the playground and wandered around the Sculpture Garden. I just love that place. I really should do my next round of family pictures in there.
2016 Christmas tree drama coming up next week. It’s been a saga.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!