Friday was classes for Anna, sleeping in for me along with control of the tv remote (a rare treat for a wife and mom with lots of strong men in her life), a good workout to work off all the yummy New Orleans food, and then quick stops at some local food providers before hitting the road for Jackson.
After reading reviews and getting insight from locals, we picked up a still-warm-from-the-oven King Cake from the Hi-Do Bakery. Wow! Those pinches we snatched in the parking lot were incredible. Then it was on to pick up a combination Vietnamese sandwich from Mr. Bubbles for me and a Subway for Anna before we crossed the Crescent Connection over the Mississippi River and began our trip home.
But don't worry New Orleans, as long as my oldest lives there, your food is amazingly fabulous, your people are so interesting, and your city is one of the most beautiful in America, this Mississippi mama will keep finding her way back to your streets.