Wednesday, April 4, 2012

farm people work hard - play harder

We took a break 2 weeks ago and headed south...
 the weather was absolutely beautiful! 
 when this family vacations we are not looking to head to the amusement park or the nearest tourist trap
 we love to experience the culture of our surroundings, the food and the folk!  Here are the children eyeing some oysters in the french quarter of New Orleans
new specimens to catch in buckets and nets!
 we spent the other days off our deck on the beach of the 
Gulf of Mexico
 we woke to the sounds of the waves 
 and fell asleep to them as well
and we ate and ate... 
Local of course! 
Yes, all of the children tried the crawfish 
- they love to try new foods 
 we did many boils... You could pull up to the local stores and buy the fresh catch of the day
 we fished to eat too!
 We liked that we went 2 weeks ago when the areas were not over populated with tourists...  It was quiet  :)

some New Orleans music culture! 
we had a great time.  However, vacations are also tiring... 
I have been playing major catch up these last 2 weeks 
know what I mean?
Homemakerang - The Sophisticated Agrarian & Co.


Renee said...

Looks like a wonderful time! We too enjoy quiet vacations. The beach is looking awful tempting! The family picture is beautiful.

KXJ said...

That family photo is awesome!

Anne Marie said...

LOVE the picture of you on the beech with a parasol...

and great family photo!!

Teresa said...

Nothing better than a vacation on the beach to become stress free! The sound of the ocean and the feel of the sand on your feet..Ahhh
I am curious as to what kind of squash that was at the market and if you tried it. Looks like your family had a wonderful time! Love your blog!

C.R. Urban Homesteader's said...

We were down there for my husbands job about a month ago and the french quarter was lovely! Your pictures are great!

Renata said...

Looks like so much fun & I'm glad you could get away & relax!
Love the family photo!

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