We arrived shortly after it opened at 10am and walked to the levy from the high school parking lot. We started down one side of the levy checking out the crafts and deciding what we'd eat later when we'd gotten hungry. My first purchase, as usual, was a strawberry lemon shake-up. It's tasty and gives me something to savor while perusing the festival.
An hour or so later, we had gotten to the far end and decided anything we saw at that point that we wanted, we should buy (so we wouldn't have to go all the way back again). My second purchase was a strawberry empanada (basically a fried strawberry pie). We all agreed it was pretty tasty.
We saw folks we knew at some of the booths, and while the folks were talking to some of their friends at one booth, I bought a strawberry cupcake. Small and tasty with a nice icing (and a slice of strawberry on top).
I was hoping one of the vendors was doing the 1/2 bbq chicken that our firehouse does each Memorial Day Sunday. But since I always have my friends around, I never get to have it anymore. (Silly judiang and elsaf don't care much for it. No accounting for taste! ;-) Heh.) Alas, none of the booths seemed to be selling it this year, so I went with the winner from last year - the grilled pork chop sandwich. I also bought another container of their rub since I'm running out of the one from last year. The booth was also selling strawberry smoothies, so I got one (the shake-up long since gone).
Mom and I ate our sandwiches (she'd ordered the same) and drank our smoothies while father waited in line for his bourbon street chicken, beans, and rice. When it did arrive, it turned out to be worth the wait. Next year, it's going to be a harder decision if both the pork chops and the bourbon street chicken are back again. Our final strawberry treat of the festival was a strawberry pizza from Fox's Pizza Den. A nice and tasty combo of cinnamon'ed pizza crust, fruit dip, and strawberries.
Having spent two hours at the festival, we waddled back to the car (actually, none of us actually felt stuffed, just full, so that was good) and returned to their home. Mom and I returned to the pool and I vegged there for awhile (reading my BeBook or swimming) before finally returning home.
My intention was to do laundry, but I was sleepy, so I had supper and then took a nap. When I later got up, I at least got my sheets and undies cleaned before bedtime. Heh.
If you ask me, this was a good (and tasty) start to my summer vacation. :-)