Monday, June 8, 2009

La Crosse







The weekend passed in a blur! I can hardly believe it's Monday. La Crosse was a complete delight, not only was I able to spend some quality time with Andrew, but we were able to explore and discover heaps in La Crosse while doing so. Did you know that they have a coffee shop called "Jules Coffee?" Yeah, very cool! We were able to check out a few other local establishments like Buzzard Billy's (where my eyes watered after eating some of Andrew's spicey crawfish soup), Huck Finn's and the Borega Pub (they have a chocolate beer I've got to try sometime--11% alcohol). All were great places to sit, sip, and relish. I can't wait to go back!

On a side note, today is the first day of class--I get to begin the slippery task of grappling with the concepts of Algebra for the first time in half a decade. We'll see. I promise stories if it looks like Algebra is winning.

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34 comments:

Blair said...

Good luck on your first day! It is such a dreary rainy here in Jackson today that seeing these beautiful and colorful images definitely helped. Also, that is quite cool about the coffee shop!

wunderbug said...

eek! algebra and i are definitely mortal enemies.

your weekend sounds so incredibly spectacular and restful!

erin said...

gorgeous photos! so glad your weekend was divine. thinking of you as you begin classes!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

what lovely bouquets

beth said...

So glad you enjoyed LaCrosse..it really is charming river town. We have sampled a brew or two from that endless list at the pub and happy to hear Jules Coffee was just as cute as their sign.

remember x + y = z....that is about all I can recall :)

blue moss said...

hope your first day is great....and that algebra takes it easy on you....

our little love nest said...

Beautiful photos! LaCrosse sounds lovely. Wishing you well with Algebra! xo

Rebecca said...

Good luck!!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

lovely images for a Monday! best of luck with your first day, Jewels!
xoxo

Georgia B. said...

i've been through la crosse, but never to it. sounds like a nice place to visit. i know the river there is lovely. glad you had what sounds like a very nice visit.

i'm glad it's you taking algebra and not me. math was my least favorite subject. good luck!

Amanda Nicole said...

Good luck with the numbers and letters! Funnily enough, algebra was my favourite section of math, because it had letters. Numbers and I, not so much friends.

Lizzy said...

As an English major, Algebra is not my friend. I'll take grammar over math any day. Sounds like you had a good weekend though!

please sir said...

On congrats on the first day - at least you have these pretty pictures to start things off right!

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

lovely images ..;a wonderful way to start the week ... and boone chance ... good luck :)

Ali said...

Chocolate beer?

I'm so in.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

sounds like you've had a good weekend! and Good luck on your first day! :)

drollgirl said...

algebra?!?!? HORRORS! but i am sure you will do fine. it isn't nearly as bad as GEOMETRY. barf. i almost failed geometry in high school.

drollgirl said...

gorgeous pictures!!!!! and i am so glad you guys had fun.

and algebra?!?!? HORRORS! but i am sure you will do fine. it isn't nearly as bad as GEOMETRY. barf. i almost failed geometry in high school.

picciolo said...

I hope your first day went well and I'm glad you had such a good weekend
: )

knack said...

sounds like a good time and the pictures today are gorgeous!

Congrats on your first day of school and a new direction! xo

littlebyrd said...

Your weekend sounds fab! Chocolate beer? I'd try that. Math? No thanks! Good luck with your school...I think that is so exciting.

Jaimee said...

Best of luck!
(I always loved Algebra...Physics too...such a nerd!!!)

Rachel Follett said...

Sounds like your weekend was lovely. I want to try that chocolate beer. :) Have fun in class!

lotta said...

You will master that math class in no time!

Hello Lindello said...

That beer sound amazing! and crawfish soup? yum!

Indie.Tea said...

Good luck! The pictures are amazing...

Slices of Beauty... said...

Cute!
Enjoy your new classes.

jae said...

i hope your first day was nothing short of thrilling. glad you had a nice weekend. love. love. love. the image of the bracelets and brooches around the branches.

bronwyn said...

I hope your first day of class went well. It just occured to me that you got to go back to school shopping. How fun! I was nerd and loved to buy fresh pens and notebooks every fall. I hope you got something special for yourself.

Vicki said...

Wow, beautiful photos, Julia. You sure know how to pick em'! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

down and out chic said...

good luck with the math (i kind of hate math). you can do it!!!

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

Oh it sounds like you had a fabulous time and a coffee shop called Jules!!

Good luck with the algebra!!! ;)

boubou said...

Bonjour !
first time i come across your blog or second time, just wanted to say that for inspirations or just for a dream, come and take a cup of tea at boubouteatime :) ( collages/Scrapbook and stuff :) )
a bientot!
Boubouteatime xx

Karen said...

Beautiful photos -- Glad you had such a good weekend! Sounds like you found lots of great places.