This Memorial Day weekend, we had big plans! My bestie from college was coming to stay with us for the weekend, and we planned to take him to our favorite eateries, maybe play some golf, peruse some of our favorite shops, etc. etc. all of which involved being outside in the beautiful sunshine! Well if you have been watching the news (or live here) you know that we had a little rain this weekend.
These were taken yesterday evening, standing at the edge of the Quarry Market at Basse looking toward Highway 281. It’s hard to see but the flood guage reads 5 feet, and the overpass is 15′ high. On Saturday the water was completely covering the highway.
We live about a mile south of this area (in a more elevated region) so luckily we only had a few inches of standing water, but the lighting and thunder were the most intense I’ve ever seen before. All of my family in Michigan heard about our flooding on the news and were calling us like crazy. We’re okay we promise!! :)
So needless to say we did a lot of staying in this weekend. And when we did venture out it was in between storms, and we only went to areas we knew would be safe from flooding.
We started out our weekend with dinner and blood orange margaritas at La Fogata, along with half of the population. That place was packed!
Saturday morning we grabbed capuchinos and baked treats at Local Coffee
Then we took Chris down to see the downtown public library by one of his favorite architects (Ricardo Legoretta). It was a little crowded too considering it’s free for everyone and dry inside.
We grabbed lunch at Chachos (favorite.) and spent the rest of the day inside
racing building Ikea Rasts and watching Arrested Development.
Seriously, these things are a nightmare.
Sunday we had brunch at Candlelight Coffee House, and took a risk and ate on the patio. We were chased out after an hour or so, but luckily we had finished eating already.
Chipotle Eggs Benedict. Yum!
Then we spent the rest of the day at home painting projects (yes I put my friends to work), eating homemade pizza, watching more Arrested Development, and napping.
Overall it has been a glorious weekend. And honestly we kind of enjoy the rain because it means that we won’t live in a desert this summer (hopefully). How is your Memorial Day weekend turning out?