Sunshine Quilts

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

I Love Louisiana!

The azaleas are blooming! This is the yard next to mom and dad's. Here's the same azaleas with a house in the background. Notice more blue tarps. And, here's the view from our hotel room. This is overlooking Lake Charles. The I-210 bridge is in the background. Pretty, huh? Today I had lunch with an old friend who is also a quilter. I thought we had met about 20 years ago when she had a shop in town but she reminded me that she had worked in a bank in a building where I worked and that was more like 25 years ago. She now works for my uncle so Vince and I picked up hamburgers from our favorite hamburger joint (where we've already eaten once since being here), met them at their office and ate there. For dinner, we went to the new L'Auberge Casino. They have several restaurants there but at the Le Beaucoup Buffet, they had crawfish! They also had prime rib, fresh fish they would grill to order, shrimp creole, gumbo and more fantastic foods than I can remember. I am so stuffed! This is a tug boat that was passing as we were eating. Such pretty sights!

13 Comments:

  • Your LA azaleas are definitely more out than ours! I guess we are not quite as sub-tropical here and that would do it. DJ just planted a little white encore azalea and I cannot wait to see it in bloom to see what it looks like but those reds are my favs!

    By Blogger Linda_J, at 3/28/2006 06:12:00 PM  

  • Oh I do so miss the azaleas we had back in MS. I planted some a year or so after we moved here but they don't like something about the soil around here. Oh well. The crepe myrtles thrive here so I'll be satisfied with those.

    By Blogger Nancy, at 3/28/2006 06:27:00 PM  

  • Sniffle, sniffle!! I want to be there right now! Judy, thank you SO MUCH for posting lots of pictures! Sniffle!

    Your vacation sounds heavenly!

    By Blogger Vicky, at 3/28/2006 06:27:00 PM  

  • :D I'm glad you're having fun. Have a wonderful time. (I made Dale bring me back some roux for gumbo the last time he went.)

    Hugs,
    Melinda

    By Blogger Melinda, at 3/29/2006 06:26:00 AM  

  • I'm happy to see the "real" LA from your posts, blue tarps and all. And the azaelas! Heavenly!

    By Blogger Sharon, at 3/29/2006 06:26:00 AM  

  • oh I do so wish I were packed in your luggage! Love the photos and bet everything smells as pretty as it looks

    By Blogger Peggy, at 3/29/2006 08:48:00 AM  

  • I am jealous of all the great seafood you are eating. Yum!!! And those azaleas are amazing!

    By Blogger Laurie Ann, at 3/29/2006 08:59:00 AM  

  • thanks for bringing some color into the gray/raining day here-glad to hear what great food you are eating!

    By Blogger cher, at 3/29/2006 09:27:00 AM  

  • The azaleas are beautiful!!! I can't wait for the warm weather to creep up into Iowa!

    By Blogger deputyswife, at 3/29/2006 09:33:00 AM  

  • How beautiful it all looks Judy, and it sounds like you are enjoying everything to the MAX!! Hurray for that!! It's a great time of year to be in the south...*S*

    By Blogger Finn, at 3/29/2006 12:20:00 PM  

  • WOW. Those azaleas are spectacular!! I wish I could grow 'em up here. :o/

    Judy, I'm SO happy for you. I imagine this is doing your homesick heart a whole lotta good! :o)

    By Blogger Tracey, at 3/29/2006 02:53:00 PM  

  • what pretty pictures. You must be having such fun

    By Blogger Patty, at 3/29/2006 03:25:00 PM  

  • In the small world department, my sister lives in Lake Charles, and also went to that quilt show! Her house and yard apparently looks a lot less lovely now since, the hurricane destroyed the trees, and the people removing the trees destroyed the yard and the bushes! Sounds like you havd a wonderful time!

    By Blogger Kay, at 4/04/2006 06:09:00 PM  

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