Friday, September 10, 2010

Where the Wild Things Are

Wow….where has the time gone? Here it is almost mid September and I’m still trying to figure out what happened to August. Holly and Richard were home with us this week from their vacation in Tennessee. They returned to their home in Louisiana late last night with all their fur babies. Now I have the chore of cleaning up the aftermath and putting things back into my order. I miss them already.

I wanted to share a few fun smiles from our trip to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. You remember back when families would bore their friends to a sleeping stupor of death with their home slide shows and movies of their vacation…well please bear with me in my sharing. Believe me when I say I have spared you, really…there were lots of photos taken of lots of animals.  ~Enjoy

Richard and Holly

I look like I've been out in the sun too long!

Wake up now!!!!  The show is not over yet.....

A face only a Mama could love!
There were a few funny looking breeds too...
and a few that didn't mind expressing themselves.
After we cooled your hot bodies *smiling* in this running pool…we decided to treat ourselves to a famous Hansen’s Sno-Bliz,  a New Orleans tradition for 71 years where people old and young stand in line for this icy treat.

Yeah it looks kinda bad…not a place I would just walk into off the street…but by word of mouth from friends and locals…you gotta go get one if you are there!

Cream of Chocolate and Cream of Coffee….yummy!
The chocolate tasted like a good ole Tootsie Pop.

Oh yeah…didn’t I mention that we were going fishing? A fishing we did go.
One fish, two fish, red fish, no blue fish, we did catch.

Now...If stingray were good for eating we would have a freezer full. They were such a nuisance and scary too! The catching was rather slim on the red fish; out of the seven that were large enough to keep, Holly and I caught six!!

I caught the biggest two ~smiling happy evil smile! One a full 24 inches long!! Boy did he put up a good fight! Sorry guys that we out-did you!

Now back to my cleaning up and catching up with all of you!
Why aren't red fish red?


Char said...

hope the eating on the redfish was as good as the fun catching. stingrays are really scary after the crocodile hunter for sure.

sounds like a fabulous visit - i could so love a sno-bliz right this minute! nom nom

Bev said...

love the show, really! your photos are great, love the one of the dad always called me "fla" because when i was a kid, and stood at the sink to wash dishes, i would stand just like a flamingo! lol! true story.

Anonymous said...

"I know what you mean! The year is flying by. Loved your blog. I enjoyed the zoo there too."

Dianne Roberts

Karen said...

Cora.. what great pictures.. looked like you all had such a great time..
Thanks for sharing

Michelle said...

I loved your "slide show".

Christina said...

these pictures are such fun!!
a snow blitz sounds just lovely.
you are beautiful!

Cindy said...

First..I love your fall banner..the subtle colors are very fallish!!

Second..Love the zoo was like you were standing on the side of the animals in the enclosures..soooo close!! UHHH purple aligators??? lol that your picture got taken!!

I agree with you on the ice cream place..but that did look yummy!

And way to go girls..beating the guys!!

Hugs..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Cheyenne said...

I LOVE the photos. New Orleans just looks plain ol cool...and fishing would do my soul good, too! :)

Anonymous said...

"Hope they had a safe trip home and a wonderful visit with you!! I know it was not long enough, never"

David & Linda Miller

amelia said...

looks like a fun time was had by all! great images too. Hope you are well!

Kamana said...

wow! what great shots of all the animals and birds. looks like you are having a great time :)

Traci said...

Welcome back and I always like looking at other people's zoo shots! Congrats on catching the biggest two - woo-hoo!

Julie Harward said...

What a neat place to visit...I love going to these places for the day;;lots of fun! And you look sweet! ;D

Angie Berry said...

I love your new header, it is beautiful!!

I think I blinked and August disappeared!

Glad you got to spend some time with Holly and Richard. I know that's always so special for you and for her. That is a beautiful picture of you and Holly, I love it!! Now some of these you didn't have on your facebook... aren't you sneaky!

Way to go on the fish, girl!! I think you deserve to wear the happy evil smile. =]

Susan said...

Oh, yeah, I've been there! I've got a picture of our son Josh sitting in one of the huge live oaks on one of the branches touching the ground. Daughter Aimee's girl scout troop spent the night in the aquarium. She said it was kind of spooky at night with all those fish swimming all around them.