Monday, February 27, 2023

Monday Musings - February 27, 2023


1. And it has arrived; the long awaited last Monday of February. March begins in two days and with it the promise of Springtime, flowers, and warmer temperatures. Cue the birds and the insects! Oh yes, and there are 43 Mondays remaining in the year. 

Surf Crashing onto the Beach
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, FL
January 26, 2023

2. Sunday was a perfect beach day. The temperatures climbed into the mid-80s and there was a light breeze coming off the ocean. We went to a great beach at the Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge and were surprised to find so many of our fellow Floridians were also visiting. There was a wait to get into the area due to the parking lot being full. It was one car out and one car in. Even so, the beach was not crowded and we enjoyed watching the surf crash onto the beach. We watched a group of five boys and two dads play in their surf for a long time until the boys were exhausted and the group departed. Although we arrived a bit later than we had planned, our trusty beach umbrellas protected us from the burning rays of the sun.

Sue and Chris at the Bar
Hog Snappers, Tequesta, FL
February 26, 2023
3. For dinner we visited a great local restaurant, Hog Snappers. I have become fond of sushi and the restaurant provides a great variety to choose from. I especially enjoy the canoe, which comes with over 40 selections and is more than enough for two people to enjoy. Chris and Sue got a bit bored waiting for our table. They were sitting at the bar which, as it turned out, was where we ultimately ate dinner once an additional bar stool became available. We had a lot more fun at the bar than we believe we would have had sitting at a table. The wait staff was a lot of fun to interact with during our meal.

4. Today in History. On February 27, 1827, a group of masked and costumed students dance through the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, marking the beginning of the city’s famous Mardi Gras celebrations.

The celebration of Carnival—or the weeks between Twelfth Night on January 6 and Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian period of Lent—spread from Rome across Europe and later to the Americas. Nowhere in the United States is Carnival celebrated as grandly as in New Orleans, famous for its over-the-top parades and parties for Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday), the last day of the Carnival season.

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-- Bob Doan, Tequesta, FL

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