Luckily, our hotel was close to David and Codi's apartment, in River Ridge, and we didn't have to actually go into the city. However, that didn't mean there weren't parade routes all around us. We would have to do some creative driving to avoid all of that but it was doable. Parker Ann was extremely excited to 1: Get checked out of school early and 2. Getting to go to New Orleans with Poppi and YaYa and sleep in a hotel.
We arrived sort of late but Beckett was still up waiting for us and met us at the door with a big smile on his face. He was ready to play! After visiting for a while, we headed over to our hotel, where Parker Ann was elated that she had a "couch bed" to sleep on for 2 NIGHTS. We made plans to go to City Park the next day.
Unfortunately, City Park was closed. You got it...because of Mardi Gras. All of the big floats were lined up over there so we had to think of another plan quickly. The Audubon Zoo it was. The weather was "perfect" February weather in south Louisiana; in the 70's! And the kids (and adults, alike...) enjoyed the day outdoors.
Julep. Look closely, there are red hearts in the polish!
Sucre' for dessert! If you ever go to New Orleans you MUST make a trip there. Trust me. Just do it.
Meanwhile, while we were basking in the warm weather, the poor Ohioans were in the midst of a winter storm...
However, Cupid warmed my heart up with this little photo...
Lemons and Lace and the crown from Love Crush Bowtique. This, too, brought a smile to my face.
I think the hubby was right. The cure for the "funk" was definitely some time spent playing with the Grands.