Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Mardi Gras Reminders
We walk a lot around Capitol Hill. I always keep my eyes open for interesting sights and places. On our way home by the house office buildings we passed by what once was a police call box - or at least that's what I think it is. The small structures are located all over town. Some are painted and decorated and remind us of times gone by. But this one had beads with a definite Mardi Gras feel tucked on the inside. Yesterday we decided to try Bayou Bakery while we were out on errands. It's a small restaurant that sits next to the Hill Center - a restored Navy hospital building - known for creole style faire and beignets. We've been to New Orleans a few times and always stopped in for the white powdery donuts and coffee at the famous cafe on the corner. Who could resist them? While we were waiting for our order I noticed a sign for the Mardi Gras celebration that was planned there. We wouldn't be going to the celebration, but we were glad we stopped in for the light breakfast. It was a treat, and we weren't disappointed. But it's not something I would want to make in to a habit. It's a quirky place to rest, chat, and put up your feet - something I'm planning to do a lot of now!