Another year, another fest in New Orleans

Welcome back…it’s been two months I finally got to see Alison Krauss live! My favorite festive house en route via bicycling to Jazz Fest I discovered another great place to grab food and relax on my day off of Jazz Fest.  I chose the delicious ceviche. A feel for the natives at this bar, tucked…

NOLA Jazz Festival

My first huge music festival experience was last year at Jazz Fest.  2015 Jazz Fest is right around the corner, so I thought it was time to quit procrastinating and get this awesome post up for all to enjoy. What a sweet welcome to New Orleans Jazz Fest week…let the fun begin. Our first meal…

Christmas Baking and Preparation

I sure do love those Christmas Cookies, Sugar… Tabouli!   Aunt Dynda on the left and my mom Where did all the Leek Potato Soup go!?  It was delicious…so good that it was all gone before I could even get a picture.  Mom and I forgot to add the last big hunk of butter so…

Oktoberfests–Tahoe style

I think he could handle one that big if he could just get it off the ground enough to tilt it down the hatch.  Here is where we enjoyed a bite to eat for lunch and a nice German beer while sharing a picnic table with some friendly locals. Oktoberfest number 2 of the day…

It is officially fall when the fair comes to town

The Tulsa State Fair makes me feel like a kid again as I grew up going about every year I can remember. There were always fun memories made here with friends and family. I especially recall photo booth fun, taking old timey photos–dressing up like we belonged in the Old West, making our hands into…

Hangout

This was the Hangout Festival.  It was quite an experience to attend a festival on the beach.  I felt like I traveled back in time to the college “Spring Break” adventures we took to the wild beach parties in South Padre and Panama City Beach.  I was very happy that we made it just in…

Time for MARDI GRAS!

Day one in NOLA: My first trip to New Orleans, and what a trip it was. If you’ve never been to Mardi Gras I hope this will give you a better picture of what it’s like the last week of all the traditional celebrations. “The Greasing of the Poles” We marched in the second line…

Mardi Gras recap cont.

The rest of the days The view from our window where we stayed in the French Quarter, thanks to our outstanding host and hostess Amy and Aubrey The mysterious cats of NOLA New Orleans nightlife This place is said to be the oldest structure used as a bar in the US Carousel Bar We hit…

Montana has much more to offer than “big skies” and breweries

Beyond the doors of the Tamarack Brewing Co. in Missoula lies the Clark Fork River, just steps away from the most beautiful old carousel (carousel frame- circa 1918!!). Cyrus had never been on a carousel before so… “tokens for two please?”. After the carousel we stumbled upon a festival! Here, they had food and drinks…