Sunday, February 13, 2011

Couldn't have asked for a better day

What do you do on a cloudless Sunday when temps reach beyond the 50's and into the 60's?  Ride bikes of course!

You couldn't have asked for a better, more beautiful day than today.  There is not a cloud in the sky anywhere.  Usually there is one floating on the horizon somewhere or other, but today there were none.  Frank was meeting the CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts Committee downtown for a final walk through of the Bark in the Park site.  We hit the road at the Louisiana State Capitol Building just after noon.  When we returned, the sun was just over the shoulder of the Kingfish, Huey P. Long. 

We rode through town and on to the Mississippi River Levee by the New Bridge and watched river commerce as tugs pushed their load of 14 barges upriver toward the Old Bridge.  The New Bridge is over 40 years old and the Old Bridge is over 60 years old.  One is just newer than the other.

Passing the Farmer's Market where we head early every Saturday morning for fresh local produce, fish, grainfed chickens, fresh file and whatever is in season, I had never noticed the brilliant yellow green of the canopies.   I guess I just didn't look up!  I am always so enthralled with finding the veggies and fruit and goodies from the bakers that the building just passed me by!

Then we headed past the Old Governor's Mansion to meet the CAAWS group.  The parade will begin directly in front of the Old Governor's Mansion right after the contests for Best Float and Best Costume take place. 

This is the Old State Capitol.  It used to sit on the levee right next to the Mississippi River.  But the river has changed its course over the years and moved westward.  It now sits over 1000 feet away from the river.  I am standing on the levee to take this picture.  And a 4 lane street and the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum lies between the levee and the Old St. Capitol now.  Here is a view of the planets, Saturn and Jupiter I think.

On our way back to the van, we got a glimpse of the moon rising in the cloudless sky.  Incredible sight it was.

Aren't you glad we don't have 4 feet of snow to shovel today?  Don't you feel sorry for those not living in Louisiana today?  I do.

glen:  wish you were here!

1 comment:

  1. It looks like it was a perfect day in LA and you enjoyed every minute of it - fresh air, exercise, etc. Don't you know that stuff isn't good for you?

    Hugs - Marie


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