Juannie and I took advantage of the gorgeous weather on Saturday to attend the French Quarter Festival as a warm up for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival the next two weekends.
We met up with our best fest buddy, Roger. He's been our official date for Jazz Fest for many years and we don't make our plans until we check in with "dat Rajuh", as we affectionately call him. We lucked out that he could meet up with us for French Quarter Fest this year, too.
We passed a good time at French Quarter Fest. We ate some good food, drank some refreshing beverages to beat the heat-I had one fermented cider, one margarita and two pina coladas-and laughed like fools. We also danced to the music at the Miller Light Stage. We enjoyed Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives, The Irene Sage Band and Mary Jane's Jellyroll featuring Alex McMurray.
It was a wonderful day. I was glad to see so many people out with their children and their dogs enjoying the day and celebrating our city on Election Day. Many people had on stickers or buttons showing support for different candidates so I felt good that people did get out and vote along with doing some partying later in the day.
I was charmed by the beautiful smile of the little girl in the picture below and the crowd shot shows the Cajun Queen gleaming in the background.
|French Quarter Festing