Hello and happy New Year! I’m back from the first trip of 2014: a multi-leg journey that took us from Texas to Louisiana and back again. Paul and I set off for Clute, Texas to visit his family for a few hours. From there, we went to Houston, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Houston again, and finally home sweet home in College Station. It is so good to be home again.
Today I wanted to share a few photos from New Orleans. Paul and I were lucky enough to spend a few days with our friends Amber and Jeremy; that’s them in the second photo up there. (Amber and Paul are hugging the tree in the top photo—what a bunch of hippies.) We had a marvelous time in NOLA. There was lots of delicious vegan food, ferry rides, deep conversation, windblown hair, and an absolutely unreasonable amount of photography. I loved it.
I want to write a longer post about our trip, and I seriously, seriously need to share with you some new recipes, like Paul’s vegan migas. They have become legendary, and they are perfectly spicy-crunchy and delicious. For tonight, I’m just stopping by to say hi and wish you a happy 2014. I’ve been percolating on 2013 and new resolutions for 2014. For the former, I think I’ll do another photo-per-month walk through the past year. I really enjoyed doing that for 2012, and digging through visual memories is startling and evocative. For resolutions, I’m going to write a review of my success and failure on 2013’s resolutions. Then I’ll tackle 2014 goals, which can be summed up in a single word: abundance.
For now, I wish you a happy new week.
(Oh, I can’t resist. Here’s one more photo from New Orleans of Paul and me. Jeremy took this photo, I believe. We were spoiled to be subjects of his incredible photographic skills.)