April 23rd. – Day 20
Woke up to the coldest day to date. Maybe 17 Celsius. Read that Cara has landed in New York and has checked into their apartment on Times Square. She is now waiting for Kate to arrive.
Pat is picking me up at 11 to got over to the Artisan Café. Big Dave invited us over for the first of what will be a regular Sunday Drag Brunch. Mother Tuckers’ Drag Queen Incorporated starring Coca Mesa and Special Guests. This is sure to be fun. I waited out on my balcony and met my new neighbour for the next few days. A lady from Illinois, it is her first visit to New Orleans.
We got the Café just after eleven. Big Dave is at the bar. When in Rome as they say. Pat ordered us a Bloody Mary each. Sure cleared out the cob webs. We ordered some food. Mike is the chef and the food is real good. Next drink was a White Russian. Gonna be a fun day for sure. Mark the ex-pat Australian we meet a few years back came in for a chat. He is now a U.S. citizen. Mark has sold his bar and is looking for another business opportunity. He has been keeping up with the price of property back home and is astounded by the cost of property, as we all are.
The Drag Show was a hoot. Got a few pictures taken with the girls. When one of the photos was being taken, one of the girls said to me, ‘get closer I don’t bite.’ I stupidly replied, ‘I hoped you would.’ She leaned in close and whispered, ‘I will if you want me to.’ That shut me up pretty quick!
We left the bar around 2 and headed over to Bucktown in Metairie. http://www.pontchartrain.net/491307 We passed many fine homes. The levee of Lake Pontchatrain is right in front of us. Our destination was the 8th annual Pinch a Palooza Festival. A free family festival with music, crawfish eating contests, crawfish races. http://www.pontchartrain.net/491307
Pat has a close friend of hers living close by so we grabbed three beers and went over to visit. It was nice to sit out back and have a chat.
Another great day hanging out with the locals.