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Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Back from NOLA and a wonderful weekend with Andy, Janice and Nancy.

We walked all over the city in two days - Garden District, French Quarter, Marigny Bywater area...

We ate some grand food. Had beignets at Cafe DuMond while watching the end of the Ochsner Triathlon - which became a bi-athelon since the water was too rough to do the swim.

A great dinner was had at Praline Connection on Frenchman Street.

We also enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Gumbo Shop.

Saw some great music. We did go to Preservation hall and got to see Jazz there with the Tommy Sancton New Orleans Jazz Band.

On Bourbon Street we hung at the Tropical Isle - Bayou Club because T'Canaille were a great Cajun/Zydeco band.

Unfortunately, the one act we wanted to see, John Boutte canceled right before show time.

All in all a fantastic weekend. It was sad to see it end.

And we had the most spectacular weather - both days 80 degrees and zero humidity.

Will have pictures in the next few days. Nancy had to stay behind for work, so I drove home by myself yesterday.

Hopefully she comes home tomorrow.


Will be deleting a bunch of links in my friend area in the next few days also. Some are no longer blogging and some just don't come by any longer, so there is no need for the links - JAY. your link is staying dude!

12 Of Your Sparks

  1. Travis Cody Says:
  2. Sounds like you jammed a bunch of good stuff into just a couple of days. Too bad about the cancellation though.

     
  3. ...a city that is on my Bucket List...

     
  4. Lisa Says:
  5. Sounds like a great weekend. Sorry Nancy had to stay behind. Hope she makes it home safely.

    Good for you on cleaning out the deadweight on the friends list. I've done that quite a few times on Facebook, and its always refreshing. I don't blame you one bit. And I admit to being one of those who doesn't come by as often. Truth is, I come by, but rarely have enough time to leave a thoughtful comment. I hope to get better at that.

     
  6. Glad you made it back safely; hope Nancy does the same. As Trav said, you sure did cram a lot of stuff into your two days. And I see you managed to partake of some beignets, too. :)

     
  7. JohnH985 Says:
  8. Glad you had a good time in 'my' city. Sorry about the no show, he is definitely worth seeing. I keep telling myself I'm going to clean up my friends list too, but lately I've been so sporadic in even posting I'm more afraid people will be cleaning me off their list.

     
  9. TRAVIS: Was sorry he canceled, but we made up for it

    PHFRANKIE: Then come on down dude and we can meet

    LISA: She got hme late last night. Nice to know you are lurking

    SONGBIRD: She did indeed make it home safe. We partook in a ton!

    JOHNH: You are not getting deleted Sir...

     
  10. DrillerAA09 Says:
  11. I will be in NOLA next month. I'm going to be downtown, so I'll need some restaurant suggestions. I believe the Praline Connection will be about three blocks from our hotel.

     
  12. I hope you weren't wearing dark clothing when you did the partaking. ;)

     
  13. TechnoBabe Says:
  14. I've been reading different blogs with some pics of their visits to NOLA. Sounds like you had lots of good food and lots of music. And amazing weather for the weekend. Wow.

     
  15. DRILLER: Sent you an email, let me know if you need anything else

    SONGBIRD: White shirt...mama did not raise any dummies!

    TECHNOBABE: My pics up spoon

     
  16. TopChamp Says:
  17. YEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We had a great time in Cafe du Monde.

    I'm going back in April. Will email you a secret about the trip too.

     
  18. Tug Says:
  19. Glad you had a good time with great weather! Sucks that Nancy's gone for work so much, I hope that eases for you both. Happy Easter Vinny & Nancy!

     

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