Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fine mule, fine carriage, fine setting, great guests!

Ladies from Houston enjoy a tour

On a slow Monday morning, these ladies first enjoyed meeting Bonnie, rubbing her nose, and feeding her carrot slices. After beignets at the Cafe du Monde, they returned for a fun tour around 20 blocks of the old French Quarter. At the end, I offered to take a picture. Turned out they didn't have a camers with them... so I used mine, and sent a copy by email. I got this gracious reply:

Thanks for the ride and the picture. We thoroughly enjoyed the carriage tour and the picture was a great bonus. Thanks again.

ML (Houston)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Vacation days...

I'm taking two weeks off, from Monday Jan 5 through Sunday Jan 18. Sort of like going out to pasture, like the mules.

One of my goals is to walk my usual routes, and get details of sites I mention, but have not seen up close. The Steamboat Natchez, Emeril's NOLA Restaurant, the Supreme Court building, the Insectarium, Pat O'Brians, Johnny White's bar, the bar at Pete Fountain's old place, and McDonogh 15, for starters. Will take pictures.

I need to buy some clothes and gear. I'd like to put on 10 or 20 pounds, so I'll eat real good.

I dress much better, now that I have turned over the messy bathing, grooming, and harnessing chores to the fine mule skinner Randolph.