What a weekend! The weather was dreamy and Peter's sister Lisa came to visit.Cole absolutely loved seeing her aunt. From the minute they arrived, Cole thought that Lisa and her pup were celebrities. Spring has definitively sprung and it is good for the heart and soul. Everyone's mood seems to improve in the spring, which is certainly a benefit of spending time in the Southern sun. Our weekend was filled with adventures all around Memphis. Exploring familiar places in the city on gorgeous days makes Memphis seem like where we belong.
On Saturday, we walked to our neighborhood farmers market for our CSA pick up. I just love so much about that sentence! I love that our neighborhood has a farmers market and that we're participating in a CSA this year. So far, so good. Our CSA has already allowed us to try new foods. So far this week, we've had pasta with pea shoots as well as chard and kale chips.
After the farmers market, we went to the zoo and Jerry's Sno Cones. Lisa had been to the zoo before but since it's nearby, fun for Cole, and free (her admission is covered in our membership), she was happy to go back. Jerry's is something of an institution in Memphis, with the warmer
weather it hit the spot. I was only slightly disappointed to find out
they are still serving their limited winter menu, which doesn't have my
go-to flavor: White Wedding. Cole raided her Aunt Lisa's wallet and
stole her sunglasses while we waited in line, but it was all in good
Sunday after church we headed to the Rajun' Cajun Crawfish Festival. The Rajun' Cajun was the first crawfish festival we went to in Memphis. It may sound silly but to say the "first crawfish festival" but Memphis has a few crawfish festivals throughout the spring and this was the first we attended, back when we lived downtown. Anyway, it's become something of a tradition for us to attend. Peter was particularly interested this year because last year for their capstone class Peter's cohort assessed the festival and made recommendations for change. We bought a bucket of crawfish, threw out a blanket and took turns so that one of us always had clean hands. Cole asked to try the crawfish but was unsurprisingly not a fan. Later into the festival, we met up with the Swens and Cole's favorite little man, Will.