Spent a pleasant weekend here on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. The weather was perfect: low humidity and temps hovering below eighty degrees. We couldn't ask for better.
Saturday was spent at a company picnic at Fontainbleu State Park outside of Mandeville, Louisiana. Hubby and I sold photography of southeast Louisiana (Pre-k). Made some money, but the weather was the real payoff.
On Sunday we checked out the Picayune Street Fair in Picayune, Mississippi. Before the storm, Picayune was a sleepy little Mississippi town. With the influx of people looking for new homes after Katrina took theirs, Picayune is going through a growth spurt.
The fair was fun - all sorts of things for sale and a wide array of people. We had a little bowl of gumbo (maybe the Louisiana folks who moved up there will teach Picayune-ites how to season their gumbo) and found an excellent little restaurant at one edge of the Street Fair called Cafe Amore. I highly recommend this cozy little place. They offer wonderful coffees and desserts as well as a sandwich I'm going back for: the Italian Panninni
So if you're in the mood to get away from it all and have a free weekday or Saturday/Sunday, check them out. Only three blocks off of Hwy 11 in the heart of Picayune, Mississippi! You'll go home refreshed.