Our summer is quickly going by, the count down to school has began. Where does the time so quickly go? The days seem so long at times, but the years so short.
We kicked of the summer with birthdays for Preston and Tyler. Preston's mom was able to visit from New Hampshire for Preston's special #37! He wanted cajun food for the special event, so we had a yummy dinner at Delacrouix's.
A short 4 days later, Tyler turned 12. He celebrated his birthday the day before the actual day at Auntie Pasta's with the family.
As soon as we got on Hwy. 1, headed to Galliano, we saw an alligator. A man was holding it with a towel wrapped over it's head. The alligator's head, not the man's head. All of our attention went to see what the people with the alligator were trying to do, when they had crossed the road with the towel covered alligator headed toward the bayou. The cute 'lil fella must've ended up in their yard and was soon to be on back on his right path in the bayou. We don't have bayou's here where we live, it's kind of a fun word to get to throw around every now and then.
Cousin Arin & Tyler, 'Indian Wrestling'
We drove to New Orleans better known as NOLA, or N'Awlins' for 3 days straight. Let me tell you it was quite HOT!! We walked, we shopped, we drove, we ate. Did I mention we brought 5 kids? We went to the IMAX, we went to the zoo, we drove, we ate. And I bought some new sunglasses from SAKS 5th Ave.
Marshal, Tyler, Mimi, Arin, Hali & Coby- IMAX
Me, Sunglasses, SAKS
The ZOO Crew Kids
Now, one thing for sure, not many of you that have been to Louisiana have had the privilege of a personal tour of the COUGAR Hanger. Thanks to our very own special Tuffy, he rules that place. What he says goes (around the Hanger)... so we got past all the security and even got a couple of pictures to prove it. I don't think anyone even noticed the 5 kids, do you?
Marshal, Coby, Mimi, Hali, Arin, Tuffy and Tyler
We drove down to Gulf Shores. We played in the ocean. The sand was not sand there, it was slimy muck, but the water was still salty. I didn't taste it, though. Hali did, she told me. And I took her word for it. She knows what salt taste like.
<<----- Gulf Shores
We had some official New Orleans Sno Cones, while in NOLA. They were pretty yummy. I, actually, wish that I had one now. It was a long ride home, I mentioned the 5 kids, right? Luckily, we took a lunch break at the Cracker Barrel; filled our tummy's and took our turns to a game of checkers. The really cute Sno Cone Stand
Coby and Hali- Rockin' Chairs and Checkers