Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Cheap Date Wednesday: Biking at Bayou St John
If you live in New Orleans, please discover the bike paths around Bayou St John. A few weekends ago David and I drove to Mid-city to check the paths out and have a little iced coffee.
What we discovered was that we could actually bike from our house all the way to the bayou on bike paths, without getting creamed by an 18 wheeler!
In preparation for such a cheap date I purchased this awesomeness for $18 on Ebay (shipping included):
An insulated picnic basket back pack, complete with blanket, utensils, plates, cheese board, etc. Can't wait to use it, once hubby fixes my bike which he inexplicably broke (we have spent the past month repairing bikes. This dude is rough on his wheels).
Cute story from our last trip to the Bayou: We were watching a mother duck and her baby walk along the edge of the bayou, with the little duckling shakily trying to keep up. All of the sudden he lost his balance and fell into the water! It was so funny to watch his mother's response - quacking and snapping at him as she herded him back to the wall at the edge of the water. She was so obviously annoyed at her duckling, a lot like a human mom!