Joan came to Lawrence today for our annual visit to the Ladybird Diner. Where we pay our respects to Mrs. Ladybird Diner who is the undeniable queen of pies. It seems only right to set aside one day out of the year to recognize such greatness.
We started with a nice healthy egg salad sandwich topped with a pile of spicy arugula, avocado, and pickled radishes.
And then we moved on to the main course. Cherry for me, coconut cream for Mary Joan. My photo doesn't do justice to the tart deliciousness that is this pie. But don't take my word. Come and try it for yourself.
If you are lucky, when you spill out onto the street, you will be swept up in the gaiety of a Fat Tuesday parade.
Complete with music and marching and beads and smiles and oh it was splendid.
And if all that wasn't enough, as we got back to our cars, Mary Joan - the worlds greatest KU Basketball fan, spotted Frank Mason on the street and took a photo with him. What a nice young man he is.
Sometimes, when you are lucky, happiness catches you and stays with you all day.