Monday, December 28, 2015

Mardi Gras - Family Fun?

It seems like we just put our throws up from last year's parades but the time is almost here once again to dig out that purple, green and gold.

Mardi Gras 2016 will begin as usual on King's Day, January 6 with the traditional Krewe's of
Phunny Phorty Phellows on the streetcars in Uptown and the Krewe of Joan of Arc in the French Quarter.

Contrary to common thought, there is much more to Mardi Gras than the 3 B's  (beer, beads and the showing of a certain part of a female's body).  It can and is family fun if you know where to go or more importantly where to stay away from.


This little guy got into the festivities very quickly.  Slidell, LA where the Mardi Gras parades are family fun.

Rule #1 - be alert those beads can sting if they hit you.  Slidell, LA Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras, Slidell, LA - interactive parades are family oriented. 

In the weeks between Jan. 6 and Mardi Gras Day many family parades roll not only in New Orleans, but in the suburbs such as Slidell and Metairie where you can experience the season like the locals do.

To help you plan your visit, here is the parade schedule for Mardi Gras 2016.
http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/schedule.html

Tim and I will be happy to give you the inside track have a fun filled experience.  see our website: woodridgebb.com and book your fun filled parade experience.

B&B's are a better way to stay, so while visiting Southeastern Louisiana, stay at Woodridge Bed and Breakfast - play hard, sleep well! Debbi & Tim Keepers of the Inn and Concierge to your perfect getaway!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2016 - Changes for the better YOU.


The new year is upon us and we all make promises to make the new year a better one.  Exercise more, eat healthier, change your carrier... well you know the drill.

But how has that worked for you in the past?  Are your goals ones that you can live with because that is eccentrically what you are promising yourself.

How about in 2016 have a goal that IS good for you, a goal that is good for your health - mind, body and soul.

It is called a VACATION, yes a vacation.  Time away from your daily life.  Time to relax, refresh, renew with no stress.
    The average American worker is entitled to 16 days of paid leave. But the length of the average vacation lasts just over four days! Only 25 percent of workers say they take all the time off that's due them (Glassdoor Employee Satisfaction Survey). In fact, 15 percent of Americans report taking NO time off.Aug 3, 2014

    By the numbers: The American vacation - CBS News

    www.cbsnews.com/news/by-the-numbers-the-american-vacation/
 Are you one of the 15% who don't take time off?  Start 2016 with a change,    Take a break.

There is so much in this wide world to see.  OR plan a close by getaway, kick back with a good book.
Nature is a great distressing tool and the Northshore of New Orleans is perfect with Woodridge Bed and Breakfast in the heart of it all.  Give us a call, we will be happy to help you with those nature hikes.  Bring the bikes and ride the St. Tammany Trace.
StTammanyTrace.org
#2016resolutionsforyou



B&B's are a better way to stay, so while visiting Southeastern Louisiana, stay at Woodridge Bed and Breakfast - play hard, sleep well! Debbi & Tim Keepers of the Inn and Concierge to your perfect getaway!  http://www.woodridgebb.com 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

NOLA Christmas

Christmas is a special time of year no mater where you spend it.  If you are looking for a magical space, New Orleans fits the bill.  So many options to spend your holiday.  The city is full of life and colorful decorations.

For things to do this holiday season check out the 2 sites here.

http://gonola.com/2015/12/01/new-orleans-christmas-a-to-z.html

http://www.nola.com/holidays/index.ssf/2015/11/christmas_holidays_new_orleans.html#incart_story_package



B&B's are a better way to stay, so while visiting Southeastern Louisiana, stay at Woodridge Bed and Breakfast - play hard, sleep well! Debbi & Tim Keepers of the Inn and Concierge to your perfect getaway!