Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

It's been more than 30 years since I got to see Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Many of my earlier adventures were cabin-fever relievers - excuses to get out of snow country, especially necessary by the time February rolls around. So I've seen Carnival celebrations a few other places as well, including the time I ended up dancing on a float in a parade in the Dominican Republic!

But money's tight these days. I haven't been able to go trotting about the globe for a few years now. Guess I'll just have to content myself with cranking up a Clifton Chenier CD and making Shrimp Creole for dinner instead.

I can't really complain though. The snow, at least here at the house, has melted and today was a beautiful day. I think I might even have gotten a bit of sunburn on my pasty white winter skin. We took the dog out for a few hours, across the valley, and hiked up and then along the ridge of Prison Hill. Sunshine, fresh air, a good workout with my sweetie - let the good times roll!

3 comments:

Sierra Mama said...

It sure was a beautiful day! Looks like it will be like this all week. We took a nice long bike ride yesterday on the new paved trail that goes under the freeway and ends at Roop.. it was great!

My boys are wanting to hike Prison Hill.. we may have to do that soon : )

Nancy M. said...

Gorgeous picture! It does look like a beautiful day!

Annodear said...

A video response ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvXGJ8eP1B0