At a nice Chinese Restaurant connected to a seedy motel. They had a dark beer from Brazil called Xingu. It was the closest thing to a Guinness I could find on their menu. That's my yearly Birthday Beer.
Me checking the giant incense burner, at least I think that's what it is. lol
Then it was off to get my Birthday cake......
Since it's Mardi Gras Season here, do what the natives do, get a King Cake! This one serves 20-24 people or 10-12 Cajuns according to the information they give out. ;-)
Around these parts this is where you come for the best King Cake around, a Hardware Store that's everything Mardi Gras too in the Season.
You pose with their Giant Baby(like the ones they bake into a King Cake.
I posed wearing culturally insensitive to some Mardi Gras beads.
Not like these beads were much better.......lolz
Down here, Mardi Gras is not just a day of celebrating before Lent, Mardi Gras is a Season that runs all through January up to Fat Tuesday whenever it falls somewhere near the end of February.
This hardware store is Mardi Gras Central in this part of Louisiana. Racks and racks of beads, King Cakes, boxes of miniature Moon Pies, Doubloons, mini footballs, mini frisbees, masks, Hula hoops and everything else the Krewes throw from the parade floats. Since it was a weekend the place was jammed with people picking up Mardi Gras parade paraphernalia. Everyone was wishes us a Happy Mardi Gras too.
Here I am in a miniature hat ready for Mardi Gras........
All these years I thought my birthday was in such a depressing Wintery Season. I was just not living where the "Bon Temps Rollez" until now.
It has rained all week here....the first Sunny day was Friday. I think Louisiana needs to rethink how they divide up the year. This place is more like Central America with a dry season and a rainy season. We are definitely in the rainy season now.
Just take a look at these photos of our yard.........
Yes, those are old boats in the distance. I told Hubs we need to drag them closer to the house just in case we need to use one to evacuate. lolz
This is our own personal "bayou" in the front yard near the driveway(if you can call it a driveway).....
Even the Wound Care place is all decked out for the Season with purple, green and gold fleur de lises........
It has been a heck of a week this past week but not in a good way. 4 out of 5 days saw me going for medical tests(I passed with flying colors!), wound care(no power washing, hooray!)and a tooth extraction. I am now moving onto the 2 times a week Wound Clinic where they are increasing the compression on my leg to get this thing healed up Go Me.
The only thing is all this bandaging on my leg goes down onto my foot and I can't get my shoe on that foot. I have been reduced to going around in public in slippers. **face palm** I never thought I would end up a "Person of Walmart". What's next?...wearing pajamas in public??!