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...


JCML said...

Hmm...where is Tippy going next? I wonder if it is New Jersey?? Tippy looks like she had a great time at Mardi Gras! Wish I was there...maybe next year I'll visit Deanna!

Noel the Dog said...

Tippy, I am jealous...glad you enjoyed your time in the Big Easy!