Fighting Poverty with Passion
Springtime in Nola means festival time. There are free or cheap festivals almost every week that celebrate the food and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. One of these is Strawberry festival. Although I have been living in New Orleans for almost 3 years, I have never made it out to the strawberry festival in Ponchatoula even though I have always wanted to. None of my friends would ever make the commitment. LUCKILY, the lovely friends I have made through AmeriCorps were up for the adventure. So, we drove out to Ponchatoula for the day. We played fair games, rode rides, listened to a kind of crappy country cover band, ate some good food, drank some homemade strawberry daiquiris and of course bought a bunch of strawberries. On the way home we stopped at a biker bar to play pool, which was fun. All in all, it was a great day, and I had a lot of fun.