Monday, February 26, 2007

New Orleans with Deanna McLendon

I began my exciting trip around the world last week, with a rip-roaring visit to the Big Easy for Mardi Gras. While in New Orleans, I spotted American Idol winner Taylor Hicks boogying on a float in the Endymion parade and caught some beautiful beads in the French Quarter — baring nothing but my fabulous smile, of course! I also enjoyed the Rex parade, which featured Rex, the King of Carnival, in all his finery.
And it wouldn’t have been right to visit New Orleans without enjoying lunch at Commanders Palace, one of the top 100 restaurants in the world, in the Garden District. I savored their creme brulee, but I didn’t dare touch their world-renowned turtle soup -- no way!
Here I am in front of the St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square in the French Quarter

Deanna and I later munched on beignets and sipped chicory coffee at Cafe du Monde and took in the beauty of Jackson Square across the street.

Ready to run off all those calories the next day, Deanna and I headed to the Superdome, the start of the Mardi Gras Marathon. While there, several runners mistook me for her good friend Flat Stanley -- guess he’s pretty popular!

So where will Tippy head to next? You’ll have to wait and see...

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Region Weekend 2007--Sunday Bunch

Here is what I had to eat at the bunch.

I think i like flowers!!

Niki R and Cassie G wanted their picture with me before I was mailed out.

Look at those crazy DZs.
Off to Mardi Gras!!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Region Weekend 2007--Saturday

Look, I got to help with the drawings for the membership drive!!
Callie won the $500 donation in her name!!

Anna and Melissa won the gift certificates!!

Friday, February 9, 2007

Region Weekend 2007--Feb 9-12

Well ladies, let me tell you that you are a very lively bunch!! It was really nice of Niki R to talk me along on the trip. I had a great time in Texas meeting Cassie G, Abbe L, Andi H, Paula Z, Stephanie L, Heather B, Inez A, Nikki H-H, Tracy B, Katie F, and Chelsea A. Well we had a good time at the Alum dinner on friday night. I helped draw the winners on the Membership drive drawings. I loved watching Surfing Sisters win all of their awards. GO Andi, what an outstanding President. Can you believe I am on my way to Mardi Gras???
Love, Tippy